You can still start up the computer by pressing a button to resume the boot process and Windows will load as normal. Changing the integrated battery on the motherboard will solve the problem and is actually quite easy to accomplish for desktop computers but on laptops the battery is often harder to get to. Dimension 4 Dimension 4 is probably the most popular time correction software for computers running Windows operating system.
What we like about Dimension 4 is it comes with a huge list of time servers, able to load the program at Windows startup through services, run a time sync once and then automatically exiting the program. Apart from that, if the time server fails, it can automatically retry the next time server until it gets a working time sync.
First of all, click the Settings button on the program. Then you will need to enable the following options by ticking the checkbox: This maximum correction setting will only update the time if the time on the computer is within the specified time range. Do take note that there will still be a d4.
Download Dimension 4 2. Time-Sync Time-Sync is another free Windows time correction software that installs and runs as a service.
It is quite similar to Dimension 4 but is much simpler with less options. After installing Time-Sync, by default it is configured to run at Windows startup and automatically performing a time synchronization when the service is started. You can verify this from the Protocol tab. At the Settings tab, you can configure to enable the event logging and change the update interval.
The update interval contains selection as fast as every half a minute to once every day. Time-Sync supports up to 5 time servers which can be configured in the Settings tab.
It uses the first time server on the list, and automatically attempts the next one when it fails. Importantly it can also exit after the time has been synced so nothing is left running in the background. The path to the executable should look like this: A new task will appear in Task Scheduler taskschd. Neutron will start, sync the time and close after 5 seconds. The batch script relies on the Neutron folder being in C: Edit the INI settings file to add your own custom time servers.
We had a small issue on one of our test PCs although the PC itself may have caused the problem and not Neutron. The clock sync was always out by 1 hour but all time zone settings were correct. This fixed the issue for us. If you need to keep the clock more closely synced you can also use this method. For Windows 7 users there is something you should do first before creating the task. The error is caused by a hidden setting in Windows which only allows the clock to resync when the time difference is less than 15 hours.
Increasing this to something bigger requires two settings to be edited in the registry. To modify the registry press Start, type regedit and hit Enter. Navigate to the following path: The default hexadecimal value for each is d2f0 15 hrs , double click and change both values to FFFFFFFF, the new value is equivalent to 35 years so any time change less than that will be accepted in future. To do that download WindowsTimeSync. Make Sure The Windows Time Service is Not Disabled In order for the Internet Time task to work you have to make sure the service itself is not disabled, which it will be if Internet Time is not set to synchronize once a week.
Click OK to confirm. This is more likely if you live outside the United States because all the Windows time servers are US based.
The generic global address of pool. If the number is low single figures choose the next closest country with a higher number. Note down the server address xx. Ensure the Synchronize option is checked and enter the Pool server address into the box, then click OK.
This is recommended for all versions of Windows as they all use the same time servers, including Windows Click on the drop down and find the right time zone for your area, also make sure the daylight saving time option is enabled if your country uses DST. You might also like: