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What is time of day clock stopped?

What is time of day clock stopped?

If when you turn on your Dell Inspiron, you see the message “Time of day clock stopped” and will not change screen, it is most likely a BIOS issue, or the battery attached to the motherboard is faulty.

How do I fix the time of day not set on my Dell?

Resolution Steps

  1. Use the F2 prompt to enter the BIOS.
  2. Navigate to the date and time section and set it to the correct date and time.
  3. Save and exit, booting into the operating system.
  4. If you are still seeing the same issue, please continue to the steps below.

Why is the time wrong on my Dell laptop?

Navigate to Control Panel > Clock, Language and Region > Date and time > Set the time and date > Internet time > Change settings > check Synchronize with an Internet time server and click Update now. Let us know if this helps!

Where is the CMOS battery on a Dell laptop?

The CMOS battery is inside the computer and attached to the system board (motherboard).

How do you run a setup program on a Dell computer?

Turn on or restart your computer. When the DELL logo is displayed, watch for the F2 prompt to appear and then press F2 immediately to enter BIOS setup program.

Why is my Windows clock wrong?

When your computer clock is off by exactly one or more hours, Windows may simply be set to the wrong time zone. You can also go to Settings > Time & Language > Date & time. Here, in the Time zone box, check whether the information is correct. If not, select the correct time zone from the dropdown menu.

How do I reset my Dell CMOS battery?

Remove the 2-pin jumper plug. Locate the 2-pin CMOS jumper labeled RTCRST on the system board. Move the 2-pin jumper plug from the password jumper to the pins on the CMOS jumper. Plug the power cable to the computer and wait for 10 seconds for the CMOS to clear.