windows clock losing time

September 20, 2011 at 09:44:00
Specs: Windows XP
I had a problem with the windows XP clock. When I put my notebook into standby, the clock would stay there. When it came out the time was not correct. I have seen this issue reported many places but no fix. I stumbled on a fix that worked for me. ENABLE hibernation under power options. You do not have to use hibernation, it just has to be enabled or the windows clock in STANDBY will not function properly. Many people are replacing the battery unnecessarily.

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#1
September 20, 2011 at 10:04:14
What make/model of laptop do you have? Personally, I've never seen this problem.

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#2
September 20, 2011 at 10:35:22
I have a Dell E6510. I have seen reports of the same problem in a number of places. Different notebooks; only notebooks. The standard suggestion is to replace battery. Several have reported that this did nothing to help.

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#3
September 20, 2011 at 11:11:30
you only replace the battery if cmos doesn't retain its settings. this is very different than the clock not working when under standby.

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#4
September 23, 2011 at 08:37:42
Have you looked on Dell's support site? Or tried updating the BIOs/chipset drivers?

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