Time errors !!!


A

Andy

Hello,

I just bought a new laptop yesterday (Packard Bell Easynote). I began to
realise the laptop was losing time big time (pardon the pun!). On my
reckoning it was losing about 2.7seconds every 10 seconds, which just
cannot be normal ! - thats equvalent to losing 6 hours a day !

Anyway, i have now tracked this down to whenever a web page is open. It
can be any webpage, ebay, google etc, but the time is being lost ONLY
when a webpage is open !. When there is no webpage open then the time
loss is negligible, 0.01sec every 10 seconds, which is much more
acceptable.

What is going on here ??Easynote PB laptop, brand new, Vista Home
Premium, 1GB Ram, 110Gb HD

Best Regards,
Andrew
 
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Jules Augley

Andy said:
Hello,

I just bought a new laptop yesterday (Packard Bell Easynote). I began to
realise the laptop was losing time big time (pardon the pun!). On my
reckoning it was losing about 2.7seconds every 10 seconds, which just
cannot be normal ! - thats equvalent to losing 6 hours a day !

Anyway, i have now tracked this down to whenever a web page is open. It
can be any webpage, ebay, google etc, but the time is being lost ONLY
when a webpage is open !. When there is no webpage open then the time
loss is negligible, 0.01sec every 10 seconds, which is much more
acceptable.

What is going on here ??Easynote PB laptop, brand new, Vista Home
Premium, 1GB Ram, 110Gb HD

Best Regards,
Andrew

I know this used to happen on desktop pcs if the cmos battery was poorly
(that retains all your bios settings when the motherboard was powered down).
I know yours is a new laptop, but may be worth investigating?

Jules
 
S

SG

Hi Andy,

Been in this business for many years and never have I heard of such. Anyway,
I strongly suggest you take the system back immediately and demand a fix or
a new machine. Just a WAG you might have some sort of IE Add-On that may be
causing this. Read the following web page and start IE without any Add-On's
and see if the problem still occurs.

http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2006/04/02/88876.aspx

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All the best,
SG

Is your computer system ready for Vista?
https://winqual.microsoft.com/hcl/
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

I know this used to happen on desktop pcs if the cmos battery was poorly
(that retains all your bios settings when the motherboard was powered down).
I know yours is a new laptop, but may be worth investigating?


Since he says "losing about 2.7seconds every 10 seconds" and "the time
is being lost ONLY when a webpage is open," he is clearly losing time
while the computer is running. That problem can *not* be caused by the
CMOS battery, since that battery is used only while the computer is
powered off.

I don't know what's causing his problem, but it can not be the
battery. Andy should look elsewhere for the solution.
 

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