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Windows 7: My clock doesn't work

15 Dec 2010   #11
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gelaw View Post
Hi Anak
And thanks to everybody for reply
"Are you comfortable working inside your computer"?
No I am not.. don't have experience but give me clue. I will try to get help from somebody else

So as I see only solution, I should try to replace the bios battery
Before you replace the battery and open the case. I did give you an option. I would update your BIOS first. Go to the vendors website and download the lastest version.

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My clock doesn't work


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15 Dec 2010   #12
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gelaw View Post
Hi Anak
And thanks to everybody for reply
"Are you comfortable working inside your computer"?
No I am not.. don't have experience but give me clue. I will try to get help from somebody else

So as I see only solution, I should try to replace the bios battery
Well gelaw....This is how I see it....

As you have stated, and fimble has pointed out
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I have a home computer for more than 3 years
The average life of one of those batteries is five years.
On computers I have, and had. The clocks would show signs of erratic behavior in the three to five year range, and all I had to do was change out the batteries and that cured my situation.
I did have one situation where the clock froze, and swapping out with a new battery fixed that.

My best advice?

I would go with the new battery as it is cheap insurance. They run $5 American in my area.
It probably is the CR2032 type as fimble has stated, but you need to get inside to check for the number, and whether or not (In very rare cases) it is soldered to the Motherboard before you go and purchase a new one.
No sense buying a 2032, then finding out it's something else.

If it isn't soldered it is just a matter using a non-conductive implement, and lifting it out of the retention ring it is held in.
If it is soldered, and you or your friend does not have experience in electronics, I would suggest taking the computer into a shop to have it done.

It also sounds like you have never had this case apart so it should get a good cleaning inside also.

If after you get the batteries swapped out, and you still have the same problem, then it is time to do the BIOS flash.

My one curiosity is; how is the BIOS clock behaving? But, you would probably need your friend to help you to get to that screen to see that.

If you can not find any one to help you to do this I or another member are only a post away, and will help you, step by step if necessary.


Oh, an gelaw, please see what you can do to fill out your SystemSpecs.
It is very helpful when a fellow member or me know what type of computer we are working on.

Go to the top of this page an click on User CP
See left Menu, click second item down Edit System Spec

You can use Speccy or Belarc to help you find the information about your computer.
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16 Dec 2010   #13
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome
Check cmos battery..A bad battery will cause other problems when it dies
You can lose settings, etc.
That would not cause the Windows clock to not run...it would only cause the time to be wrong. When the computer boots, Windows reads the time from the BIOS clock and takes over. At shutdown, the clocks are synced again, but the Windows clock has control while Windows is running.
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27 Dec 2010   #14
gelaw

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks to everybody! Thanks also to sevenforums.com

All, you were very helpful than ever anybody for me

I just replaced with a new one "2032" and there is no problem. And I also cleaned inside. So it was because of battery. My clock works again
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