View Full Version : Somwthing wrong with my CPU clock\timer
23rd December 2004, 05:05
for some reason unkown to me, every so often, my CPU clock craps out and stops updating itself. But, if I double click the clock to bring up the time\date properties, it shows the right time, and if I click okay, it changes the time, and then keeps time properly. Also, when this happens, there is no time display in Winamp, and the seek bar stops moving. Any ideas why this may be happening?
23rd December 2004, 06:19
Your CPU clock keeps everything running. If that was broken, your computer wouldn't run. I'm guessing your CMOS battery might be drained. Check it out.
23rd December 2004, 06:22
Yeah there'll be a battery actually on your motherboard, that keeps the clock etc going. May need replacing.
23rd December 2004, 06:29
This is out there and very unlikely, but it could be that you're near something magnetic and it's throwing things out of whack.
23rd December 2004, 06:35
A normal magnet will do little to your computer, as there are a few very powerful magnets in your HD.
23rd December 2004, 06:52
I concur with the CMOS battery. And btw your sig "hey Hey, my keyboard is all beter now!" Your keyboard might be but your typing isn't ;)
23rd December 2004, 07:18
The cmos battery keeps the clock/bios settings when the pc doesnt have standby power. That's it. If the clock is playing up while the pc is running, it's definately not the battery.
My guess is the problem is related to a broken windows install, display driver, or perhaps some spyware/malware causing the problems. Bad memory or an overheating video card can also cause these sorts of issues, but it's likely you'd see other symptoms as well if that was the case.
If those are the only problems you're having, it's probably not worth troubleshooting (apart from doing a spyware check), as intermittent problems like these can sometimes take a while to track down. I certainly wouldnt bother trying a format and reinstall, but it really depends on how much it's bugging you.
23rd December 2004, 14:51
Ok, what I think a couple of you guys missed, is that THE COMPUTER CLOCK IS STILL KEEPING TIME. It just isn't updating in the taskbar, so I doubt its in the vid card.
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