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Date And Time Won't Synchronize

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#1 omgitssoozin


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Posted 23 October 2007 - 02:28 PM

aaaah, I'm so confused. This issue first came up when I was trying to download a new internal antivirus database from AVG (Free Edition), which is my antivirus software. I've only been using it for about three weeks, but it seems to work fine. However, it alerted me that my system time was incorrect, and when I went to change it I discovered that it was nearly 36 hours slow.

My first reaction was to go to the Internet Time tab and click "Update Now", to time.microsoft.com, in order to get as exact a system time as I could. I was told there was an error synchronizing with time.microsoft.com: "The peer was unreachable". So I tried the other default server, time.nist.gov. Same error.

I set my system time to within 15 hours of the actual time it should be, as per troubleshooting instructions. This had no effect, so I tried disabling both my antivirus (AVG), and my firewall. I use Windows Firewall. This made no changes either.

I'm out of ideas! My internet connection at the time was wireless but the signal was strong, and I'd had no problems with it copping out randomly, so I don't think that was the issue. Can anyone think of something I might have missed?

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 04:13 PM

I seem to remember a Windows Updated to fix a time problem. Just for the heck of it go into your BIOS and see what time it says there. You might need to replace a weak CMOS battery
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 04:23 PM

This thread suggests using an alternate time server because of issues with the one that you're using: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...;hl=time+server
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 04:27 PM

Your CMOS clock is the key.

If the time/date is inaccurate there, you probably need to insert a new CR2032 battery, as Mark suggested. Windows is set up so that these date/time changes (which are atypical) are warnings that such needs to be done.

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