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Wrong Time On My Computer

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#1 DanielleD


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:27 PM

The time is wrong on my computer and when I try update the time is gives me a message that says "an error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with time.windows.com" I tried to change the server but each one will not work.

Any suggestions?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:51 PM

Well...the time could be wrong because you need a new CMOS battery. The CMOS battery affects the system clock, which affects the time displayed onscreen.

As for sychronizing...that may not be possible if the CMOS battery is weak/dead.

I just successfully synched this system using time.windows.com as the server.


CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/art...cmosreplace.asp

Edited by hamluis, 14 August 2008 - 06:52 PM.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:01 PM

Try another server.
Open up the clock.
Copy this tock.usno.navy.mil
then paste it into the server box.
Click Apply.
Open the clock back up again, choose tock.usno.navy.mil
from the drop down menu if it doesn't show in the server box,
then Update.

Maybe both the servers you tried are down.

Another thing to try:

Start Menu/Run

net stop w32time
w32tm.exe /unregister
w32tm.exe /register
net start w32time

(if unregister tells you access denied, go to the next step)

Try synching with the server.

As hamluis stated, it is possible that the CMOS battery needs to be replaced.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 14 August 2008 - 07:35 PM.

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