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My PC keeps on restarting randomly with W32Time Error???????

I own a P4 1.7 PC with windows XP Pro OS. From last couple of weeks my PC keeps on restarting randomly without any reason, I did put a discussion on Cnet also and every solution to no benifits at all. Then one day after my restarted I opened windows event viewer and found that everytime my PC restarts an error called W32Time with first the following description :
{The time provider NtpClient is configured to acquire time from one or more time sources, however none of the sources are currently accessible. No attempt to contact a source will be made for 14 minutes. NtpClient has no source of accurate time.}
And then followed by another W32Time error with description:
{Time Provider NtpClient: An error occurred during DNS lookup of the manually configured peer ',0x1'. NtpClient will try the DNS lookup again in 15 minutes. The error was: A socket operation was attempted to an unreachable host. (0x80072751)}
Is registered, I don't know what the problem is and desprately need quick help. Thanks...........

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I've not heard of this before

but here are some things to read, and try;

An overview of the Windows Time Service;

Although these relate to Windows 2000, I understand that the W32Time service has been incorporated into Windows XP.

Something to try;

It is possible that your computer's Windows clock is trying to update itself and failing. It updates itself fom the internet but if the time server it attempts to connect to is unavailable, the process will fail.

In the link above, where it says "In the Server box, enter the name of the ClockWatch timeserver configured in the step above. Use the network name of the computer (or the IP address)", just click the Server box, and try a different server. Then click the "Update now" button. You must be connected to the internet for this to work.

See if that helps.

Good luck,


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I read this one.

What I see is an "incomplete" description of the machine and lack of a story plus history. I elected to not comment since others did dive in.

I may not ask for the full details since with every post there is that note that does that. You are part of the solution.

Hope you find it, but if you want help, please fill in all the details.

-> As to the w32time, it's widely discussed (use google) and likely to be where you firewalled it off, need to select another time server or... it's spyware.

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