Fixing Computer Time

Learn how to set computer time

Computer time is very important thing you need to set while using the system. A number of things in system work depending on the system time. The process such as automatic updates, system scans etc which are scheduled to run on a particular day and time depends on the system time. So you need to ensure your system time is correct before using the system. Automatic updates of application programs and system programs depend on the system date and time. Most of the applications might not work if you fail to set your system time and date. System restore facility is a good example for this. You need to specify the correct date and time before setting a restore point. Otherwise you might fail to restore your operating system properly. You could have options to update your system time and date automatically and manually.

The following points provide helps to understand the reasons for wrong computer time and tip to solve it:

  • Virus Attacks

  • Problem of CMOS battery

  • Tips to solve the issues

Virus Attacks

The presence of viruses in your computer might create some problem with your system time. Virus attacks in the system might be reason to display wrong time and date. If your system faces any issue with your time and date you need to ensure the system is virus free. It is better to install an efficient antivirus program to prevent from virus attacks.

Problem of CMOS battery

Problem of CMOS battery sometimes might be a reason for the wrong computer time and date. CMOS battery is a battery placed inside in your computer to store the system date and time. If your system time and date displayed is wrong you need to check the working of CMOS battery. If you have detected any problem with the CMOS battery in your computer you need to replace it to fix this issue.

Tips to solve the issues

Always specify the correct time zone while setting the system time. Specifying a wrong time zone might be reason to display wrong system time. So you need to specify the correct time zone that suits to your location while setting the system time. You could get two options to set your system time. One option is after booting we could set the time and other option is set system time in the BIOS set up.

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