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Windows Time Is Not Set Right On My Computer


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#1 eggy1004

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 08:08 PM

i do have it set correctly for pacific time us and canada.

i have to do this everytime i restart the comp. it comes back 3 hours.

so right now it says 5:06 when it's 8:06

i also have the 'automatically synchornize with an internet time server' checked

i had a previous thread and one of the helpers told me to check something with the time, but since my time is whacked i need help with fixing this problem

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 08:23 PM

You may need to change the battery

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Edited by boopme, 30 December 2007 - 08:26 PM.

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 08:27 PM

Do you use a router?
Does the router know to set it to the correct zone, the same you're telling Windows to do?

I assume that when you right click the time on the task bar, you get to the Time adjustment dialog where you've set the Zone. Did you also set the time at least once? Try to add time.nist-a.gov to the servers there and click Update now.

Hope something here helps :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 08:28 PM

i also have the 'automatically synchornize with an internet time server' checked

I had that set too, but it turned out the server I had chosen was broken or no longer on line. No wonder my clock went wacko! :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 08:47 PM

There is also this Tip: Fix Windows Time Service, For Those of Us For Whom It Fails

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 09:05 PM

Ahhh, thanks Animal. I cringed, at first, when I saw the registry edit, but then I followed Andrew's link and will check that one out. Oddly enough, my clock always seems to run fast. :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 10:48 PM

hmm so many different methods... scared if one of you are right... don't want to be spending money on just fixing the clock-_- hope animals is right..><

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:23 PM

Ahhh, thanks Animal. I cringed, at first, when I saw the registry edit, but then I followed Andrew's link and will check that one out. Oddly enough, my clock always seems to run fast. :flowers:

Andrew has a lot more confidence/knowledge to play with a registry. I don't!!! So thats why I purposely didn't point out any one particular method in that thread. Let the users decide for themselves. :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:29 PM

okay.. i edited the regedit, in animal's post... i had set it to the time now couple of minutes ago and then it went back to the wachked time..=[
so is that a bad sign? does that mean i have to replace my batteries???=[

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:31 PM

i also tried setting it on other time zones, and those times seem to be right....

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:44 PM

I don't know, eggy; all I can do is wish you luck.

I tried the download of Dimension 4, but I kept getting timeouts on its attempts to reach any of the servers. It seems I'll just have to be content to have my clock run a little fast. All the other clocks in my house are fast, so why not this one, too? :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 02:49 AM

dialer...
so nothing worked for you too?

uh...i guess ill just have to deal with having it 3hours early...

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 08:11 AM

Incorrect time can cause a multitude of problems on a PC.

I'd suggest replacing the CMOS battery on the chance that it's dead/dying (you can get them fairly cheaply at WalMart)
Then I'd check the settings in your BIOS to make sure that the time is correct there.
Windows has some limited ability to interact with some BIOS's - so I'd suggest shutting down before you go to bed, then reboot into the BIOS to check the time, then shutdown without going into Windows. In the morning, when you first logon, check the time in the BIOS. If it's still OK, then it's likely that the problem is within Windows.
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Posted 31 December 2007 - 08:13 AM

FWIW: The cost of a CMOS battery is less than $5, available at any store. CR2032 is the model number for every computer I've ever looked at.

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 01:46 PM

oh... i thought the cost of batteries min would be like 50$...

um.. but does the time frame of the battery matter? i mean i onyl had this laptop for about a year?

would it be dead/dying in such a short time period?

i don't really do much with this. just downloading couple of music,movies and watching. not much gaming...




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