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Message 1288589 - Posted: 27 Sep 2012, 22:32:13 UTC

My Boinc Manager keeps bombing out with these two messages in the event log. What is going on? A corrupted file somewhere?

[error] bad value 1348758641.375000 of time stats last update; ignoring.

System clock was turned backwards, clearing timeouts



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Message 1288594 - Posted: 27 Sep 2012, 22:51:38 UTC - in response to Message 1288589.

My Boinc Manager keeps bombing out with these two messages in the event log. What is going on? A corrupted file somewhere?

[error] bad value 1348758641.375000 of time stats last update; ignoring.

System clock was turned backwards, clearing timeouts




Is there any chance your battery died? You can try to update the time via the Internet and see if it corrects the problem. I CMOS battery will cause the machine to lose time settings, but that usually shows up on a reboot.

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Message 1288777 - Posted: 28 Sep 2012, 11:25:23 UTC

Steve you cracked it, it was indeed the CMOS battery. This is an old P4 machine that had been switched off for a couple of months. While on 24/7 these old batteries tend to work, when switched off for any length of time they deteriorate beyond the point of no return. Luckily I had a spare CR2032 and all seems fine now.

Well done, last thing I thought of at the time ( excuse the pun!).


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Message 1288890 - Posted: 28 Sep 2012, 16:36:12 UTC

Interestingly these batteries are really only used "when the power is off". If the machine is powered on for long periods you can apparently get up to 10 years out the battery as it never does any work! Only actually discharging when the power is actually unplugged.
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Message 1288905 - Posted: 28 Sep 2012, 16:57:28 UTC - in response to Message 1288890.

That's why I loved the "Dallas" quartz chips on early computers. Off for months at a time, boot up into the correct time & settings.
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