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XP Pro time keeps changing

by BobH / April 13, 2007 4:34 AM PDT

This just started in the last week, but when I log on to XP the time is either ahead by 4 hours or back by 4 hours. I have tried resetting it and have double checked that I have the right time zone chosen and that works for a day then it goes nuts again. I tried to sync it with different time servers and it always fails a connection. I am not having any problems getting on the net or using email, do I don't know what that is all about. Any suggestions?

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Run Windows Update
by linkit / April 13, 2007 11:07 AM PDT

Have you run Windows Update lately?

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Hmm, here's the usuals I run into.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 13, 2007 12:06 PM PDT
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XP Time problem
by BobH / April 13, 2007 1:38 PM PDT

Well, I have updates set to automatic and have been receiving updates with out a problem.

Robert P. - I tried the Windows guide on synchronize time with Windows Time Service and here's a shot of what response I got.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Robert xxxxxx>w32tm/resync
Sending resync command to local computer...
The computer did not resync because no time data was available.

C:\Documents and Settings\Robert xxxxxx>w32tm / resync
The command / is unknown.

C:\Documents and Settings\Robert xxxxxx>w32tm/config/syncfromflags:manual/manual
peerlist:peerlist
The command /config/syncfromflags:manual/manualpeerlist:peerlist is unknown.

C:\Documents and Settings\Robert xxxxxx>w32tm/config/update
The command /config/update is unknown.

C:\Documents and Settings\Robert xxxxxx>w32tm/resync
Sending resync command to local computer...
The computer did not resync because no time data was available.

C:\Documents and Settings\Robert xxxxxx>

any suggestions???

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XP Time Problem
by BobH / April 16, 2007 2:09 AM PDT
In reply to: XP Time problem

Well, I went into bios this morning and the system clock was off by 4 hours, so I reset that and hopefully that will fix my problem. If not I will be back.

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If the BIOS time does fail again
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 16, 2007 2:18 AM PDT
In reply to: XP Time Problem

it could be a sign that the CMOS battery is failing, or is not being recharged.

Mark

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