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My System clock Is Wrong !

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Professor-Falken, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. Professor-Falken

    Professor-Falken Kilobyte Poster

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    Many times when I turn on my computer my system clock is wrong.
    It is usually slow 3 hours. Can anyone tell my why?

    Thanks

    Professor Falken
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    Wow...three hours? If it was just a few minutes, I'd suspect that your computer wasn't synching with the time server on the Internet. You can do the synch manually, but if you are that far off, I wonder if your CMOS battery might be dying.
     
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  3. punkboy101
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    Yup, I would go with trip here, check the CMOS battery. :D
     
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  4. arvy

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    I agree, document your cmos settings and replace that battery!!
     
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  5. Jakamoko
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  6. SimonV

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    Great link Gav, a must be reputation giver for that one.
     
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  7. nugget
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    How about checking your time zone settings first. You (or a glitch) could have inadvertantly put yourself in the wrong time zone (before pulling everything apart).

    The other thing is, has it been getting more and more out of sync or did it just happen?
     
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  8. Bluerinse
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    Seems strange that it is slow, rather than randomly wrong. My experience with dead CMOS batteries doesn't quite fit this scenario, usually other settings are lost too. But it is possible.

    Is it a stand alone box or are you loging into a domain?

    Could be the server time is wrong?

    Just a thought!

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  9. Jakamoko
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    I believe it's quite common for the clock to slow down when the battery is fading, Pete, but I agree - to routinely switch back 3 hours is rather strange, and might suggest something else here, as you say.
     
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  10. tripwire45
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    I think nugget's suggestion should be investigated first. That would explain a good many things if the time zone was just set wrong. It happens.
     
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  11. Professor-Falken

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    I checked my system clock and it was set to Central Time Zone.
    3 Hours back!
    Wow you guys are the best.

    Thanks Again,

    Professor Falken
     
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