computer clock randomly changing time

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  1. Craig Robertson

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    the clock in my taskbar keeps randomly changing time, sometimes hours, sometimes minutes, sometimes AM to PM. it worked fine until about a week ago when this started. i changed the cmos battery and that didn't help. i'm running an AMD 2000+ on a ECS K7S5A motherboard, with Win2000 Pro as the OS.
    any ideas?
     
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    well, the program fixed the symptom, but i'd still like to fix the problem.
     
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    Have you run an antivirus or a program like adaware to get rid of spyware? If you replaced the CMOS battery already that might be the next logical step.

    Check to see if the time is correct in the BIOS and not in Windows, that might help you troubleshoot the problem.
     
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    might be time for a reinstall of windows. sounds like your OS is getting to be a bit unstable.

    you should be able to reinstall without the loss of any data or removal of your shortcuts/preferences.
     
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    The google groups search turned up two likely candidates for me at least:

    "a conflict in the time zone settings between the system
    clock on the tray, and the time zone setting in Microsoft
    Outlook. Try setting both of these to the proper time
    zone and see if that helps."

    "It actually turns out that I was fooled! I downloaded a
    file called Burn DVD to CD-R. The program once executed
    isnt shown, and each 30 seconds it is programmed to
    replace current time with a random time. The way to
    close it was to move the mouse to the top right corner
    then click close on the appearing window."

    Cut-and-pasted from groups.google.com
     

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