My computer clock starts loosing time after it has been left on for 2 days

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I purchased my computer in June 2002. My computer clock starts loosing time after it has been left on for 2 days. When I shut it down and restart it, it starts with the right time. My computer service store tells me to do a fresh install of all my software being conservative with what I reload because one of the programs might be causing a problem. Is this necessary? They had it for a week and left it on for 2 days and the problem would not occur for them. Since I have cable internet access and they did not have it hooked up to the cable, could this be causing the problem? Also, I noticed a program called Clocksync on my system in the program files that I did not put there. Properties indicates that indicates it was created May 9, 2003, modified March 3, 2003 - Around March is when I noticed the problem of the clock slowing. Also, when I checked on the internet for Clocksync, I saw that said that the program sometime self downloads itself on your computer when you access a certain weather site. Could this be part of my problem? In short, my clock runs slow and I am not sure if it is a clock battery problem or something else. The computer store is telling me it is not the clock battery. The main programs I am running are the following: McAfee Virus Scan, McAfee Firewall, WordPerfect 7, InstantText and Sylcount (specific for my business) Organize Quick and Easy(Calender program), Quickbooks, Microsoft Money, PhotoImpression, CannonZoom Browser and Acrobat Reader. Thank you

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This question was answered on June 11, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Most likly the store told you the right thing You have to do a fresh install and see how everthing works You should try to buy a new harddrive and stuff so that your computer runs faster and for real ,Y did U buy a computer in 2002 runnin 98, 98 isan't for these times and programs

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 11, 2003