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#1 kevin h

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:25 AM

I am running Windows xp Professional 2002 SP2. I am running in a networked enviornment. This weekend, daylight saving time happened - early! My clock will not stay adjusted to the time change. I have:

1. Changed the time on the system through windows. It changes back after an hour or so.
2. Changed the time on the bios. Changes back.
3. Run Windows Update. All updates available have been run.
4. Tried to run several fixes from the Microsoft Support site. Each time a get a message that a fix has all ready been run and it cannot run the new fix.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:33 AM

Have you tried a new cmos battery ?

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:01 AM

Welcome to BC!

Go to the date/time properties.
Set the clock
go to the far right tab. I forget what it says right off.
Uncheck the box that says automatically synchronize with an Internet time server
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:15 AM

Checked your region reflected?


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Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:27 AM

Some further info:

It is not my CMOS battery. There is something in windows that is not set correctly.

My time zone is set for (GMT-5:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) At the present time I do NOT have the box checked for automatically adjust for Daylight Saving changes. I had this checked until yesterday when I began working this problem.

Again - I can change the time manually, but I am running in a networked enviorment that updates the GMT. All other workstations on the network are working fine.

The problem stems from the US changing the date for DST to begin. Microsoft has been aware of this and has put out fixes, that seem to have worked just fine for everyone but me. I believe that one of the Microsoft updates did not install properly, but running any updates at this point gives me the error message that a prior update has been run.

At this point, I think I need to change some settings - regisistry or otherwise - in order to fix this. Or wait unitl April when DST used to start and the problem should fix itself!

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:35 AM

I give up on this whole :thumbsup: damn :flowers: mess, a while back ms synch wasn't working then nist? didn't work

been adjusting manually, just set the clock ahead a couple of days ago

went back into time properties and hit synch now with MS, they set it back an hour!

then I forgot I had turned off auto adjust for daylightsavings time!

it's right again now


Edited by DaChew, 12 March 2008 - 10:35 AM.


No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 04:27 PM


About a month ago, my hard drive had some issues. During the repair, we repaired the installation of XP using the install disk. This overwrites some files (including the DST fix) but does not overwrite the update log. So update (and the Microsoft fixes) think the update is in place when it is not.

Fixed it using a third party freeware program found here: http://www.intelliadmin.com/Downloads.htm

It installs the fix independant of Microsoft Update.

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:35 PM

Thank you for a very clear explanation and sharing the link to your solution. It is very much appreciated so that others may benefit. Congratulations on resolving your issue.

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:15 PM

Could this be a battle between the Time Zone/DST settings on the Server vs the Time Zone/DST settings on your system? If so, you may want to try this: http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/8...c52f/tzedit.exe

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