Slow Windows Clock on Battery


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Hello

I recently purchased a new notebook - a Toshiba A135, and I've noticed that
on battery, the windows clock loses time in the neighborhood of 20 seconds
per minute. the CMOS battery is just fine - I don't lose any time while
inside the BIOS, nor do I lose time while the notebook is off.

The time loss ONLY happens when the notebook is on battery power. I checked
my power management settings in Vista, saw that the processor was
underclocked by half while on battery, but I still lost the same amount of
time when I changed the processor power to 100%.

I also tried the whole
net stop w32time
w32tm /unregister
w32tm /register
net start w32time
thing, but I'm still losing time after that.

Downloading a third party atomic clock synchronizer is not an option for me,
as I am not always on WiFi, and therefore will not always have correct time.

Does anyone know of a solution to this problem? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
 
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Guest

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Thomas Peter v B


Taevis said:
Hello

I recently purchased a new notebook - a Toshiba A135, and I've noticed that
on battery, the windows clock loses time in the neighborhood of 20 seconds
per minute. the CMOS battery is just fine - I don't lose any time while
inside the BIOS, nor do I lose time while the notebook is off.

The time loss ONLY happens when the notebook is on battery power. I checked
my power management settings in Vista, saw that the processor was
underclocked by half while on battery, but I still lost the same amount of
time when I changed the processor power to 100%.

I also tried the whole
net stop w32time
w32tm /unregister
w32tm /register
net start w32time
thing, but I'm still losing time after that.

Downloading a third party atomic clock synchronizer is not an option for me,
as I am not always on WiFi, and therefore will not always have correct time.

Does anyone know of a solution to this problem? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
 
T

Tom Lake

Taevis said:
Hello

I recently purchased a new notebook - a Toshiba A135, and I've noticed
that
on battery, the windows clock loses time in the neighborhood of 20 seconds
per minute. the CMOS battery is just fine - I don't lose any time while
inside the BIOS, nor do I lose time while the notebook is off.

The time loss ONLY happens when the notebook is on battery power. I
checked
my power management settings in Vista, saw that the processor was
underclocked by half while on battery, but I still lost the same amount of
time when I changed the processor power to 100%.

When the clock slows down in Windows, is the CMOS time affected or is the
time correct again after a reboot? If it is correct, there's some software
hogging
the interrupts to update the time.

Tom Lake
 
A

AG

Same problem with a HP dv8288EA. The clock slows down. When
hibernating or in sleep mode it will stop completely.
This problem did nog occcure while running Windows XP pro or windows
2003.

Any idea would be appreciated.

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G

Guest

Same here. I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 and the time seems to get behind even
when on AC power. My laptop came preinstalled with Vista.
 

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