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Windows 7: Digital Clock on Taskbar loses time

15 Mar 2015   #1
muskrat

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Digital Clock on Taskbar loses time

The digital clock on my taskbar loses exactly two hours about one time each month. I live in Texas,and I wonder if somehow it is synching with clocks in California. I have an Acer Windows 7 laptop about 5 years old and this is a recent problem.


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15 Mar 2015   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The usual cause of this problem, is the CMOS battery. I would change it.
How to replace the CMOS battery.
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15 Mar 2015   #3
muskrat

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the information richc46, but:
1)Why does it always lose exactly two hours?
2)If I dont change the CMOS battery, what is the worst that can happen? Will the computer not boot up?
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15 Mar 2015   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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When the CMOS is getting weak, it affects the clock in many possible ways. The bad battery is the first place to look with time problems, but might not be the actual cause.

Worst case scenario, you cannot boot. I do not know if it can affect memory.
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15 Mar 2015   #5
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by muskrat View Post
Thanks for the information richc46, but:
1)Why does it always lose exactly two hours?
2)If I dont change the CMOS battery, what is the worst that can happen? Will the computer not boot up?
Have you got your location set correctly on your computer. You say it loses exactly 2 at regular intervals. It could be the CMOS battery but incorrect location would be more likely.
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17 Mar 2015   #6
muskrat

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Ranger4. I had to enter the correct location of my computer in Control Panel. Everything is fine now.
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17 Mar 2015   #7
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

You are welcome. Thanks for getting back & glad to hear all is well now.
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