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WinXP clock is fucked

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by SlipperyPete, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. SlipperyPete

    SlipperyPete TRIBE Member

    I've had to adjust the time 3 times today -- I keep losing time on my computers clock -- WTF? Anyone know what the problem is and how I could fix it?
  2. stargurl*

    stargurl* TRIBE Member

    Could be the battery on your motherboard.
  3. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    Windows XP sux0rz!
  4. SlipperyPete

    SlipperyPete TRIBE Member

    i think that's unlikely -- just got this comp. brand new like 3 weeks ago
  5. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    have you check your anus for alien probe marks?
  6. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    look on downloads.com for a timekeeper

    it'll log into a military time server as many times a day as you tell it to, and change your computers time accordingly.
  7. SlipperyPete

    SlipperyPete TRIBE Member

    "sunny was here"

  8. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    Damn it, I can't cough and laugh at the same time... LOL!
  9. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    but can you cough and snowball at the same time?
  10. SlipperyPete

    SlipperyPete TRIBE Member

    OK -- I'm sitting here with the clock open, and watching the seconds tick by, and maybe 1 second passes for every 4 or 5 seconds in real time.

    WTF is going on here??
  11. Informental

    Informental TRIBE Member

    As I know it, Windows takes the clock from your BIOS.. try replacing the battery, it does not matter if its a new motherboard or not.
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <snooty voice> well, my XP downloads the right time off an atomic clock through the internet once a week, so it is always precisely right.</snooty voice>
  13. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    So if it is "always precisely right", why does it have to download the correct time every week?

    Cheers ... Ian [​IMG]
  14. Gibbon

    Gibbon TRIBE Member

    Don't bother..it's probably not the battery. Some programs eff up the clock somehow. A month ago I was losing 10 minutes a day but I uninstalled some or other and now it's fine.

  15. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    Another thing with XP... if I double click on an mp3 file, it gets renamed and the file basically becomes unusable.. what the fuck is that? If I didn't spend so much time setting this fucker up, I'd say fuck it.
  16. KiX

    KiX TRIBE Member

    That happened to me too (i have win98)... it was half an hour early yesterday, almost missed my class.

  17. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    Computers are only as good as their users [​IMG]

    pr0nstar Runs!
  18. Viceroy

    Viceroy TRIBE Member


    nuff said.
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

    to remain always precisely right.
  20. Jazz

    Jazz TRIBE Member

    Strange ... just last week I noticed that my computer clock lost an hour or something... that has never happened before with this computer...

    You would think that with all these high powered processors we have now, that they would be able to keep accurate time for shits sake...
  21. SlipperyPete

    SlipperyPete TRIBE Member

    downloaded a timekeeper yesterday -- dimension 4 -- pretty good, runs in background (no icon on taskbar or anything) and I have it updating the time every 10 minutes. it's regaining about 55 seconds back each time it updates.

    55 seconds every ten minutes? JIHAD ON BILL GATES!

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