Clock not updating
My PC recently went down so I took it to a local company to fix and they restarted the BIOS. However now my clock is not keeping the correct time. When I turn my PC on it seems to be the time that I previously turned it off. I have already changed the battery on the motherboard and restarted the service. As I am not on my PC everyday the clock synchronisation is not happening as I am outside the time frame for it to work automatically. I am running Windows XP Professional.
Does anybody have any ideas as to what the issue might be?
If it is a hardware issue sorry in advance for posting in this forum.
When you restart there should be a message about pressing some key to access the BIOS. Likely a function key or Del. Press that at the right moment and you should be in.
Look around for the time - they all mention it somewhere. Is that time correct?
Yep, should have mentioned that I have been in to the BIOS and the time in there is also wrong, so I reset it started windows then the next time I restarted windows the time was wrong again.
Don't worry about Windows for the moment and just look at the time as told by the BIOS.
If that time is not correct then
1. Check the battery. Check carefully that it is seated properly.
2. Try another battery that you know works. Preferably a brand-new one.
3. Check if there's any kind of damage on the motherboard near the battery. By no means a definitive answer, unless there's something horribly and obviously wrong.
If you can't get it to work then you should take it back to the "local company" and get them to fix it. And don't let them charge you for it.
Thank requinix, I had already tried the first 2 and could not see any damage to the circuit board so I guess it is back to the shop again.
June 10th, 2011, 08:49 PM
Is the BIOS showing the same time that the machine was switched off?
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