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Karen Paradis
Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2001 - 3:17 pm:   

I have a very perplexing problem I'm hoping someone can help me with. The clock on my computer is losing time (it is slowing down more all the time). This is a problem I've had before, and replacing the BIOS battery has done the trick in the past. I just replaced the battery again about a month ago and it worked ok until just a few days ago, when it started to lose time again. I've never heard of a computer going through batteries like this. Could something be causing this?
V (Vera)
Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2001 - 3:31 pm:   

did you check the mainboard manual to make sure the correct battery was installed

just a thought
Posted on Sunday, July 15, 2001 - 2:26 am:   

I had this problem quite awhile back when I was shutting everything down from the Master switch from a power center. Now, I just leave the master on and switch off any necessary individual buttons. When I was still using Win95, I'd just turn the main box off with the power button on the front. Now with Win98, you don't even have to do that unless your system is hung.

I'm assuming that it was somehow actually draining the battery when the pc was off. This also worked for another friend I mentioned it to, so it's certainly worth a try.
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2001 - 9:40 pm:   

Thanks for your suggestions.

As it turns out, it's not the battery causing the problem - it's the OS clock. Found this article if anyone is interested.,5594,2691148-4,00.html

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