Hardware Thread, time 1 hour behind.. hardware or software issue? in Technical; I have a laptop with Windows 7, recently upgraded from vista. I have had this problem for some time and ...
2nd June 2009, 11:04 PM #1
time 1 hour behind.. hardware or software issue?
I have a laptop with Windows 7, recently upgraded from vista. I have had this problem for some time and was well before I upgraded to 7. I have noticed that the clock is always exactly one hour behind. When I correct it manually it will be fine for that day, but will reset the next day.
Is there a hot fix that I need to apply? How do I fix this problem?
I initially thought it could be a battery problem, but wouldn't that just give an odd time, i struggling to understand why its always exactly 1 hour behind.
Just for further info, the laptop is dual booted and has ubuntu linux 8.04 and linux has the same issue so i am sure its a problem with laptop.
If I go into BIOS the time is incorrect in there as well.
Any advice would be most appreciated. I interested to hear of anyone who has had this exact problem. Its really difficult for me to change the battery on this as its a laptop and I have tried to unscrew a few screws but cannot seem to find it and will probably need a specialist to look at it. I rather not do this if I can....
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2nd June 2009, 11:05 PM #2
Change the time in the BIOS it will be perfect then
2nd June 2009, 11:06 PM #3
Sounds like your timezone isn't set right. At the moment, we are one hour ahead of GMT so it would make sense.
2nd June 2009, 11:06 PM #4
I would check either your regional settings or for the BST options under date\time.
2nd June 2009, 11:29 PM #5
Are you dual booting? Linux likes to set the system clock to GMT. [well UTC actually]
2nd June 2009, 11:34 PM #6
Changing the time in the BIOS probably won't make any difference either. I suspect Windows is synchronising its time with a time server in accordance with your time zone. If it was the battery, the date would be completely out too.
2nd June 2009, 11:35 PM #7
Good catch, so might Ubuntu. Check its timezone with sudo dkg-reconfigure tzdata.
Originally Posted by Michael
4th June 2009, 11:47 PM #8
Yes I am dual booting with Ubuntu Linux.
Originally Posted by somabc
I have tried to run sudo dkg-reconfigure tzdata but it doesnt like the command, am I typing it wrong?
5th June 2009, 12:04 AM #9
My mistake, it should say dpkg-reconfigure.
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