Microsoft’s operating system, Windows, is made up of a myriad of elements and functions, some more complex than others. There are certain features that we are so used to that we don’t miss them until they start to fail, as is the case with the clock.
And that is when the windows time is wrong or it is changed unexpectedly without us doing it manually, we have a problem. It is true that this is not a key element in the operation of the system, but on certain occasions and modes of operation this can represent a nuisance.
At this point, one of the most common behaviors when the Windows clock stops working properly is that the time on the computer is always wrong. That is why in these same lines we are going to show you some useful solutions that you can carry out in a simple way to solve the error. It is interesting to know that this error is much more common than we could imagine at first, so we can find it at any time. Let’s see what we can do about it.
Set the time zone correctly
If the Windows clock is constantly set wrong, it may be set to the wrong time zone. We check this if we change the time manually and the system wrongly resets it itself again. In the event that the minutes are correct but the hour is not, we will configure the time zone.
We just have to click the right mouse button on the system clock. We find this in the lower right corner of the screen, we select Adjust date and time and in the window that appears we can already establish the correct time zone.
Motherboard battery is dead
In the event that we are working with an old computer, it may also be the case that the CMOS battery on the motherboard has worn out. This is what provides energy to the cmos-chip which stores information about the system configuration. Here the date and time are included, so we only have to open the computer and change this battery for a new one, obviously with the computer turned off.
The time is not synchronized in Windows
It can also be the case that this fault with the windows clock It is due to a misconfiguration of the synchronization. This is something that we check from the operating system configuration application by locating ourselves in the Time and language / Region section. Here we must choose Additional options for date, time, regional configuration on the right side of the window. This will take us to Control Panel where we can already configure the synchronized time correctly.
Adjust the BIOS clock
This failure with the system clock can also be caused by other external agents that have nothing to do with the system. Microsoft software. Here we mean that the error in the time can occur because this component in the BIOS or UEFI of the motherboard is bad. This is a fact that can confuse the operating system and show us this data wrong. The solution in this case is simple.
We will have to enter the UEFI or the BIOS of the computer at startup and once inside look for a time entry to set it correctly.
A virus infects Windows
As usual in many errors that we find in Windows, this error with the clock and time can be caused by some type of malware that has infected us. Here it is best to run an antivirus like Windows Defender or any other that is responsible for detecting and removing this malicious code and solving the problem.