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    clock time

    My computer is about 3 years old. I have left it on now for about 3 weeks w/o shutting down. I am losing clock time. Every 2-3 days it is about 10 minutes behind. I keep resetting it via the time setting in the low right corner.
    what is wrong? Can the battery be bad after only 3 years?
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    Re: clock time

    What operating system? W98?
    Q169550 Windows 95 Clock Loses Time with APM Enabled

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    Re: clock time

    It is windows 98. I read the article. I'll try and reboot and see what happens. Thanks
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    Re: clock time

    Batteries should last longer than 3 years, but not necessarily. If rebooting does not fix the problem, then the signs point at getting a new battery. They're not that expensive, but make sure you have the new one ready when you take the old one out. You should get about 20 minutes to do the switch: not enough time to take the old one down to the shops to show what kind of replacement you need; so get a good look at it or better, ask your motherboard manufacturer for advice.
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    Re: clock time

    Should I copy down any information from my BIOS settings? Will I lose anything?

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    Re: clock time

    The battery is only used when the system is powered off. If the system is powered on, the clock is running off the utility power.
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    Re: clock time

    A guide on how to change CMOS battery can be found at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://pcsupport.about.com/library/howto/htcmosbattery.htm>http://pcsupport.about.com/library/h...mosbattery.htm</A>. Covers all the steps you need to follow.
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