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Windows 7: clock keeps resetting

04 Jul 2011   #11
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

In my experience, most CMOS batteries last 5-6 years. That's not abnormal at all. I have some systems where they didn't go until 8 years.


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04 Jul 2011   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Like anything man made things fail.

Anyway I would check the BIOS first to make sure the correct time in set, than check Windows to see that you have the right region set.

After that, If you're still haivng problems, and you notice your BIOS settings aren't sticking, then replace the CMOS battery.

My two cents.
Hang on. I never realised there was a time setting in the BIOS.
Whereabouts is it?. I'll have a look at that.
Mines in the Standard CMOS Features section. Yours may be different. It will depend on the BIOS, but you do have a date setting feature in your BIOS. Check your owners manual.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
In my experience, most CMOS batteries last 5-6 years. That's not abnormal at all. I have some systems where they didn't go until 8 years.
I completely agree, and for the record I've never had one go before before that time either. In fact I've kept one motherboard running for 6 years and never had to replace the battery. But..... anything is possible - sort of like getting a DOA product right out of the box - it's not supposed to happen, but it does.

Anyway like I said before - if you're having time issues and you find that your BIOS settings aren't sticking, then you probably have a bad CMOS battery. Outside that, I have to agree that it may not be the battery.

My two cents.


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05 Jul 2011   #13
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yup. That was it sygnus21. We seem to have the same BIOS and the time was set wrongly in Standard CMOS Features.
I've set it correctly so hopefully that will solve the problem.

Thanks to you all for your input, John
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05 Jul 2011   #14
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Yup. That was it sygnus21. We seem to have the same BIOS and the time was set wrongly in Standard CMOS Features.
Yeah I notice we both have Gigabyte motherboards.

Anyway I'm glad my suggestion worked and don't think you'll have any more issues now that it's set correctly. However if the time changes again in the BIOS, you might have to look at the CMOS battery.

BTW Thanks

Peace
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