Re: 10/01/04 The clock on my computer keeps losing time!
by dgoadby - 10/1/04 1:35 AM
In Reply to: 10/01/04 The clock on my computer keeps losing time! by Lee Koo (ADMIN)
Lots of you have mentioned the battery and I think it may not be the problem. If the clock and CMOS ram are maintaining time and values when the computer is OFF (try a couple of hours) then the battery is ok. When Windows starts up it gets the CMOS time just the once and from then on it keeps it's own time using the system tix. I have a machine where the CMOS time is perfect and the Windows time loses about 5 minutes a day and I reboot once a day to get round it. When I load Linux on the same PC it runs perfectly. Ditto Windows 2000. My assertion is Windows 98 loses a few interrupts (tix) from time to time (sic) when loaded. We must remember that Win98 is not a true multi-tasking OS and there is a great reliance on tasks yielding in order for the psudo multi-tasking to work at all.