Taskbar Clock problems

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ronenph1, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. ronenph1

    ronenph1 Guest

    Does somebody know why the clock in the taskbar sometimes shows a wrong hour ? (for example, now its 23:00 and it shows 22:00)

    I'm fixing it but after some days it does it again.

    WHy is that?
    and how can I fix it ?
     
  2. allan

    allan Guest

    You probably need to replace the cmos backup battery.
     
  3. ronenph1

    ronenph1 Guest

    Whats that?
     
  4. allan

    allan Guest

    It's a battery inside your computer that saves your cmos settings in the event of an extended power outage. The CMOS keeps the time on your system and when the battery starts to go, the first indication is an inability to maintain the correct time. Computers used to use "AA" batteries but nowadays most use the flat CR?? type batteries. You can look in the user manual for your system or just open the box and look for a battery. Don't remove the old one until you are ready to install the new one (you can take it out for a moment to look at it if you need to).
     
  5. allan

    allan Guest

    BTW, if this is not a new problem but has been happening all along, it's possible you have the wrong time zone set in the Date & Time applet in the control panel. Thus, when time sync sets your clock it's setting it to the zone set rather than the correct zone.
     
  6. ronenph1

    ronenph1 Guest

    i think thats the problem
    because i got my pc a year ago
    i hope the battery's life is not for a year only.
    is it?
     
  7. allan

    allan Guest

    generally 3-5 years....but batteries don't come with calendars. ;)