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Windows 7: Sys. Clock

28 Jan 2010   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

In addition to the above, reset the time server to time-b.nist.gov. Using the Windows server that is the default caused the time to change irradically on my computer.


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29 Jan 2010   #12
ncb1931

dell xps1530
 
 

I have reset the clock to every time server listed in the USA to no avail===Thanks Anyway
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29 Jan 2010   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ncb1931 View Post
The computer battery is reading 100%. How do I check the CMOS? I am a newbie so make it as simple as possible.
How are you determing that the battery is 100%...by a monitor such as SpeedFan? If so, then you need to understand that the Vbat voltage is that of the circuit that powers the CMOS while the AC is running, not the battery itself. The only way that I know of to get the actual battery voltage is by manually checking it with a DVM.
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29 Jan 2010   #14
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

If the battery is low, or your system just isn't keeping accurate time, this would be a workaround, but one that you might live with until you found a better solution:

Internet Time
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30 Jan 2010   #15
ncb1931

dell xps1530
 
 

I was going by the battery icon which I keep at the bottom of the taskbar --It reads 100%--U could be right-I still am thinking about going into the cmos bat myself but hate to screw up a $1500 laptop. Thanks
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30 Jan 2010   #16
ncb1931

dell xps1530
 
 

I am slow & old but it finally will come to me. I C what U mean about the battery. I was going by the icon which is telling me the bat is 100% "charged" nor 100% good aha The light finally clicked on. I can work around this clock thing just have to reset my clock several times a day.
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30 Jan 2010   #17
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

As I said in my earlier post the manufacturer should fix this fault for you if the system is in Warranty, In fact even if the machine is less than about 3-4 years old I would not expect the CMOS battery to be depleted. Of course there are cases of Bad batteries

My concern here is that there could be something else that is causing this with the state of the battery being a symptom and not the cause
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30 Jan 2010   #18
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ncb1931 View Post
I am slow & old but it finally will come to me. I C what U mean about the battery. I was going by the icon which is telling me the bat is 100% "charged" nor 100% good aha The light finally clicked on. I can work around this clock thing just have to reset my clock several times a day.
the battery we talk about here isn't the battery that is powering on the laptop. This battery is like a watch's battery except that it is about 1cm diameter and is placed inside the computer. It keeps special information about the computer's hardware such as the time. This is why, when functionning correctly, when you close your computer for exemple for one month, when you power it on again, it will have the right time and date.

This is this battery that you need to change. However, I understand that with your age, you don't want to dissaemble your costly laptop. As many suggested, you may want to send it back to Dell if it's under warranty. If it isn't, go to your local computer shop and ask for it to be changed.

By the way, the battery looks like that :


If you want more information, you can consult Wikipedia : (warning : geek language)
Nonvolatile BIOS memory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I hope I was of help.
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30 Jan 2010   #19
ncb1931

dell xps1530
 
 

The computer was shipped from Dell on 6/18/2008. After these last posts I C where it could be several things other than the cmos bat. U guys R really technical. May C if Dell will do anything however I expect nothing other than the year warranty which I did not extend. Think I will set on it for awhile & think (dangerous for me). I can work around it but it bugs me.===Thanks Again
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23 Feb 2010   #20
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Thank you for the rep and the kind words. The thread is a few weeks old and forgot bout it. Your kindness reminded me of our success and renewed my satisifaction, thanks, again.
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