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Wed Feb 8, 2017, 11:40 AM

Windows 10 help, please?

The clock on my Windows 10 PC stops. I have had it about a month now and it has done it twice. When it happens, I have to pull the power cord out of the power strip to restart it, because when I click the "start button" to shut it down, I get the perpetual "busy circle."

Anyone else experiencing this?

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Reply Windows 10 help, please? (Original post)
Doctor_R Feb 2017 OP
rampartb Feb 2017 #1
Doctor_R Feb 2017 #2
Currentsitguy Feb 2017 #6
Doctor_R Feb 2017 #7
Currentsitguy Feb 2017 #9
Gamle-ged Feb 2017 #3
rampartb Feb 2017 #5
EagleKeeper Feb 2017 #4
Currentsitguy Feb 2017 #8

Response to Doctor_R (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 11:53 AM

1. try replacing the memory battery

should be on the mother board, one of those flat watch batteries. a minor problem that really aggravated me.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 12:01 PM

2. Thank you.

It's only a month old, although it IS "refurbished."

Thanks again.

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 06:10 PM

6. The battery you are going to need

Is a CR232. You can get them just about anywhere.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 06:11 PM

7. Thank you

sir.

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 06:14 PM

9. Any time

They are a bit larger than a nickle and a bit smaller than a quarter.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 12:13 PM

3. Oh crap, my once - new DELL which came loaded with WIN 8 (updated online to WIN 10) is about...

... four years old. Oh well, got lots of differently - sized lithium cells. I guess I'm addicted, when my previous PC died I called DELL for a replacement which they said would take a week or more. Hey, I could do without for a friggin' WEEK!

Two days later I bought my first laptop...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 12:25 PM

5. probably a common battery sold at walgreens

but you do have to open it up and read the numbers.

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Response to Doctor_R (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 12:23 PM

4. This might be of interest to you...

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-reasons-windows-computer-loses-time-date/

Also, make sure your pc has the latest firmware for the motherboard installed.

If you're interested in troubleshooting the issue you could compare the system time against what the bios thinks.

And in the end you should configure the windows time service to sync itself with an internet time service.

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Response to EagleKeeper (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 06:13 PM

8. This is the best option.

I run a little service that regularly syncs with an atomic clock In a client/domain arrangement put the sync on the server and sync the clients with the server. You can avoid all sorts of Kerberos issues that way.

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