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Date/Time won't update

XP with SP3 on Inspiron laptop. Windows clock won't update. Even when manually reset, time is okay for a while, then stops. Linked to NIST for accuracy. Doesn't matter if plugged in. Any ideas? Thanks.

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I've seen this.

The two cases for software was that "crack" for XP and another was malware. The crack stopped time so the activation would not expire. Everyday users are very confused about that one. The other was malware which I suggest Grif's advice at 7726-6132_102-5098912.html?tag=posts;msg5099421

You write about nist sync. Try it without that too.
Bob

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Guess I'm one of those everyday users. Please tell me about the "crack" you mention. Have reset the modem (cable) and the router to no avail. Have run Spybot, AdAware and AVG Free which haven't shown anything. Thanks for the input.

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Some know, some don't.

The machine, if from HP or such doesn't have such. I run into this crack/pirate issue when a not so "by the book" shop reinstalls XP and uses some "shop" or "blue copy."

Spybot's TEATIMER can cause issues today. I'd uninstall that.
Bob

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Has been running fine for a couple of years. Then suddenly stopped updating. Hate to do a clean install as have thousands of emails stored on Outlook.

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"Has been running fine for a couple of years."

Good luck to you! If those updates from Microsoft and all others didn't happen then I wouldn't be offering such advice.

Good luck finding this one but if you write "Has been running fine for a couple of years." to any change then you'll have to tell the forum what changed since it worked.
Bob

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Re: thousands of emails stored

That's the worst excuse I've ever heard for not doing a clean install. Let's do the math:
- estimated time to backup Outlook: 4 minutes (you'll know the exact time from your regular backup, I assume, and this needn't be EXTRA time if you do the reinstall after your regular weekly backup)
- estimated time to reinstall Windows and make everything work as it did: 2 evenings @4 hours = 8 hours.
- estimated time to restore your mails from the backup: 4 minutes.

That's 4 minutes extra work on 8 hours of work. That's less than 1%.

Kees

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What ISP and what type modem for internet connection?

Fix could be as simple as resetting your box, cable or DSL, to default settings.

Your box could be blocking NNTP port through the hardware firewall in the box.

mchainmchain

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Perhaps, but with the same configuration, it has worked fine until recently. Thanks for the suggestion.

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NIST is National Institute for Science and Technology. All my other computers update to this time without a problem.

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