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I seem to be losing about 15 minutes a day on my computer clock and I was wondering if that is a signal that I need to do something before my computer crashes. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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It could be something as simple as your CMOS battery ( the one on the motherboard) is going dead... if it dies then the settings you have in the BIOS get reset, so if there isn't enough juice to keep it up and counting it could loose time... other than that I don't know what to tell you.
 

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I had a 486 that lost about 15 minutes a day. Even with fresh battery. You can download programs to synch the computer clock with the atomic clock and have it update as often as you like.
 

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I have win 98 2nd ed. Besides my clock if the battery dies will I lose anything else? Is it easy to locate the battery I need?
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always quick to type ...slow to read (WIN98SE)... ok so what i was saying was upgrade...do you buy it..:) has gotten me in trouble before...:bandit:

I think you will lose ...you cmos setting and it will result back to default...time date , hard drives --noth te end of the world
 

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Deckman, if it's an earlier system when the drives are auto-detected, it MAY erase them. So you may want to replace that battery as soon as possible.
 

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Could you explain to me how to change it i? I am a Jiffy lube (5min oil change person) type of guy here let someone else do it but will be willing to do it if its that easy. Thanks
 

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Ok ...question ...can you open the case or is that to technical....no offense ment..but if you not handy then the $35 you might get charged could be worth the fustration....


If your not that bad.....

unplug all cables ...so the computer is just the box

put it on a comfortable table with good light peferable a wood char/ wood or cement floor...

remocv the case....could be screws, latches.... could come foward come backwards or go sideways...had a dell that you lie on its side and open it like a case...

before touching ANYTHING ELSE ....TOUCH something metal...to discharge static electricty

then lookinside the case...for a silver wafer(watch battery) when you find it.....touch metal again....if you zap you system your going to be misarable...

using an eyeglass screwdriver (flat one) carefully...did I say carefully lift up the battery....then remove it...wait did you touch metal....

now...after touching metal...never can be to safe:rolleyes: pop the new battery ...usally but not always..RS232...back in


then revese the steps

real easy to do...in most cases
 

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Lol to tech to remove case I love it LOl.
Ok I read everything and I am sure I can handle it. I did install a network card once. Now after all of this great info believe it or not my clock has reset itself and is working just fine. I didn't do a thing. What would have caused the clock to lose time for a week then all of a sudden correct itself.
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What would have caused the clock to lose time for a week then all of a sudden correct itself?

Answer ....its a computer...they do thoes things:rolleyes:


Thanks for the missing 0 speed!!
 
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