Clock behind by exactly half an hour. Should I be worried?

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  1. Another

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    So this evening, I looked at my laptop clock, thought it was a bit off, checked the time on google, and it turned out to be half an hour behind

    Easily fixed, but this has never happened to me before, ever, since I have been using windows machines, so I tried looking up what may have caused it

    And so far, the only solution I have is that my "CMOS" battery is dying and is a common problem found in older computers. Which is odd, because I got my surface this year

    I just need reassurance that my very expensive machine isn't about to fall apart on me so soon!
     
  2. jnjroach

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    It happens occasionally when the machine is unable to reach a NTP server for some time.....
     
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    You did some time travel.

    Set your clock about 2 years into the future and see if Windows still crashes. Also check battery life.
     
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    Dumb question, but did you check your time zone settings? There are some international time zones that are offset by half an hour.
     
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    Check yourself for signs of alien probing. :D
     

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