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Windows 7: repair clock

22 Nov 2010   #1
harrys

windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 
repair clock

Hi
The bios battery of my laptop is dead and I installed some applications to automatically update time from the internet but with no success..What is worst now even if I manually set the time something is messed up and the time changes randomly every few minutes during normal operation with power...

how can I repair the clock ?

Harry


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22 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Replace the battery
That battery does more that control time, it keeps your computer setting etc in case of power failure.
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22 Nov 2010   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi harrys, and welcome to sevenforums,

rich is right (as always) you really need to replace the battery.

it should be a cheap standard-issue flat watch type battery.

getting inside your laptop is a bit scary for the first time, but it's easier if you can find a service manual for your machine which will give you detailed instructions and diagrams.

otherwise ask a geeky friend to do it for you.
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22 Nov 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Technically you could ask a geeky enemy to help, too.
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22 Nov 2010   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

but he may not do it right
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22 Nov 2010   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Harry and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

What is the make and full model number of your laptop? Desktop computers generally use a button cell, type CR2032, but laptops can vary. You need to check your user manual.
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22 Nov 2010   #7
harrys

windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 

thank you for the replies...
my laptop is a vaio vgn-fe31m

shouldn't though the time functions of windows work accurately when the pc is on power??I thought that the bios battery was only to keep time when off power...
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22 Nov 2010   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

the bios battery saves all bios settings - including time.

well the actual battery doesn't save the settings, but you know what i mean.
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23 Nov 2010   #9
harrys

windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 

what I mean is that I do not mind to manually set the time when I power on the laptop but I want the correct time for the session that the power is on...that has nothing to do with the bios battery..
For this reason I need your help to repair the windows 7 part of time keeping
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