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Time updating but not calendar date

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by prazim, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. prazim

    prazim Flightless Bird

    The date & time are set to automatically update, and the time zone and
    location are correct. Yesterday, the date was updated as it was reporting
    November of last year. Today, the time has updated correctly but the date is
    saying the Sunday the 14th (here it's the end of the 15th.)

    What may be causing this, and what is the fix?
    Thanks,
    Sue
     
  2. John Wunderlich

    John Wunderlich Flightless Bird

    =?Utf-8?B?cHJhemlt?= <prazim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    news:1F17360A-9BD8-4A90-B958-760450F3B3B7@microsoft.com:

    > The date & time are set to automatically update, and the time zone
    > and location are correct. Yesterday, the date was updated as it
    > was reporting November of last year. Today, the time has updated
    > correctly but the date is saying the Sunday the 14th (here it's
    > the end of the 15th.)
    >
    > What may be causing this, and what is the fix?
    > Thanks,
    > Sue
    >


    Did you turn off your computer on Sunday? It sounds like your
    motherboard battery is going bad. At first, time will cease to
    advance when turned off and later, as the battery weakens, you will
    go quite a bit back in time. When Window automatically time-updates,
    it will not make a big correction all at once. Instead it will speed
    up the clock so that after an hour or two you should be back on time.
    You don't say what server you automatically update to.

    My guess: Replace your motherboard battery.

    HTH,
    John
     
  3. prazim

    prazim Flightless Bird

    "John Wunderlich" wrote:

    > =?Utf-8?B?cHJhemlt?= <prazim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > news:1F17360A-9BD8-4A90-B958-760450F3B3B7@microsoft.com:
    >
    > > The date & time are set to automatically update, and the time zone
    > > and location are correct. Yesterday, the date was updated as it
    > > was reporting November of last year. Today, the time has updated
    > > correctly but the date is saying the Sunday the 14th (here it's
    > > the end of the 15th.)
    > >
    > > What may be causing this, and what is the fix?
    > > Thanks,
    > > Sue
    > >

    >
    > Did you turn off your computer on Sunday? It sounds like your
    > motherboard battery is going bad. At first, time will cease to
    > advance when turned off and later, as the battery weakens, you will
    > go quite a bit back in time. When Window automatically time-updates,
    > it will not make a big correction all at once. Instead it will speed
    > up the clock so that after an hour or two you should be back on time.
    > You don't say what server you automatically update to.
    >
    > My guess: Replace your motherboard battery.
    >
    > HTH,
    > John
    > .

    Thank you, John. I was thinking it could be the CMOS battery also, but was
    hoping it wasn't.
    Sue
     
  4. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    prazim wrote:
    >>
    >> My guess: Replace your motherboard battery.
    >>
    >> HTH,
    >> John
    >> .

    > Thank you, John. I was thinking it could be the CMOS battery also,
    > but was hoping it wasn't.
    > Sue


    Why not? It only costs a buck or two.
     

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