2011-01-04 14:42:24 UTC
My computer's motherboard started acting up and cannot keep the system
time anymore. The time changes at random intervals severals years
ahead. At first it went 10 years ahead, after holidays the date read
something like 12/26/16520.
I have replaced the CMOS battery and cleared CMOS, but I am not asking
help for the actual issue here. Instead, I am asking if I can keep
Windows 7 from using the incorrect BIOS time.
Now I get the following messages in Event Viewer whenever the time
The system time has changed to 2020-12-20T14:26:28.500000000Z
This suggests to me that Windows reads the BIOS time periodically and
adjusts the time to it. Is there a way to disable this behaviour, and
let Windows use the time it got at boot time, and only increase it by
its internal timers? I rarely boot this computer so this would be
completely acceptable for me.