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Windows 8.1 - Desktop clock wrong after start-up.

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    Windows 8.1 - Desktop clock wrong after start-up.


    Hi,

    I'm new to this forum and have a problem which it seems many others have experienced...

    Everytime I start my computer, the clock on the lower right hand corner of the desktop is wrong.

    If I re-synchronize it, it remains correct until I turn off the computer.

    I'm running Windows 8.1 and have an Asus Z97-A motherboard.

    When I go into BIOS, the clock doesn't seem to be advancing (I'm guessing that the time on the BIOS clock should show advancing seconds).

    When I searched for a solution online, I read lots of "fixes" but I don't know what the definitive fix would be. I'm a relative novice when it comes to BIOS, UEFI, etc., so I don't want to screw things up. My computer seems to be working ok, other than the time issue.

    One thing I read online was to update the firmware to the most current version. I'm confused as to how to do this.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

    jeff

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    How old is it ?

    Could be the CMOS battery.
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    windows 8.1


    Very new motherboard. We ordered the parts from New Egg about 3 months ago and just built the computer.
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    windows 8.1


    I should add that the BIOS version is 0702. I don't know if updating the BIOS will help??
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    The CMOS battery is by far the most common cause of this problem.
    I would try a new battery before anything else.

    Do not update the BIOS. If that should fail (which can happen even if you do everything right) you could end up with an expensive doorstop.
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    Are you dual booting Linux??? I have seen lots of PCs that dual boot Linux ( set to GMT Time ) and Windows ( set to local time ). Then everytime you boot Linux and then shut down it changes the clock.
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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Quote Originally Posted by pcgeek11 View Post
    Are you dual booting Linux??? I have seen lots of PCs that dual boot Linux ( set to GMT Time ) and Windows ( set to local time ). Then everytime you boot Linux and then shut down it changes the clock.
    OP did not mention anything about dual booting with Linux.
    However, FYI, In Linux, just edit: /etc/default/rcS and change the setting of UTC from yes to no
    then the Windows time and Linux time will be in sync.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    mine doing the same thing ,lately my clock is wrong by 1 hr ,my time zone is set correctly ,my motherboard is only 1year old [3 maybe from the time it was made] I reset the time ,then a few days later I notice it wrong again .
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    In the BIOS there might be a setting to automatically allow for daylight saving time -- it should work just fine.

    Assuming the CMOS battery is OK and you are dual booting in Linux set Linux to use one of the Time servers for your locality (NTP something) -- then at boot you are always correct.

    I think Windows can also set the time from a Time server but I've always found Windows boots with the correct time (again assuming the CMOS battery is OK).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. #10


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I use nist time server.
    Works good---

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