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System time changes with every startup.


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#1 barrett101

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 06:39 AM

Hi, i have a problem, my computer system time keeps changing everytime it starts up, it happens when programs are loading, but i've had one of the other guys check for infections but nothing found, so suggests looking for help here.. Any ideas?


Here's the other log
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/220079/system-time-changes-on-startup/



Any help would be much appreciated..

Thanks.

Edited by barrett101, 03 May 2009 - 06:40 AM.


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Posted 03 May 2009 - 07:32 AM

Have you checked the time in BIOS?

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:04 AM

May be the problem, CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/art...cmosreplace.asp

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:35 AM

Yep, replaced Battery already, and have checked time in Cmos... The thing is it changes during startup, the right time comes up, and then changes...

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:37 AM

Do you have any programs, maybe some tweaking program, that has a feature to set the time?

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 04:04 AM

not that i know of. A couple of weeks ago it just suddenly changed...??

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 04:09 AM

Do you have the time set to be synchronized on the internet?

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 04:21 AM

I don't know, but when programs are loading the time changes before my wireless network has a chance to load and connect.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 04:35 AM

Did this start at the same time you originally had malware on the system?

Edited by Stang777, 04 May 2009 - 04:49 AM.


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Posted 04 May 2009 - 04:43 AM

no, i had previously cleaned the system, and do it regularly. In the other forum we tried scanning for any malware, but nothing we could find explained it.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 04:51 AM

You are not on a network are you? 'cause I have the same problem on school (time there is always normal time + 3 hours), i can change it but when i reboot the computer the same happens. If that is the case you should contact the network adminstrator / holder.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 04:52 AM

I know you were deemed clean but did have a trace of it left in a restore file so I was just wondering if this started when you had the original infection but if you are sure it did not, I am about out of ideas.

I doubt this would make any difference as I think it only synchronizes the time for computers on a network but I am not sure so thought I would throw this out there.

There is a service called Windows Time, do you have that on?

You can check that by going to Start Menu>run

then typing services.msc

Look through the list for a service called Windows Time and see what it is set to.

I am not on a network but it is set to automatic on my system

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:17 AM

I checked the windows time, but it was set to automatic. I tried turning off and seeing if that made a difference, but unfortunately no it didn't. No i'm not on a network.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:24 AM

Well I am out of ideas, sorry.

The good news is, I am by not the most knowledgeable one on this forum, in fact, I am far from it, so hopefully someone else will come along soon that can help you with this.

Sorry I could not help.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 10:14 AM

Are these changes...incorrect by exact hours? What is the variance between what you think is actual time...and reported time?

Have you tried manually correcting your time...by clicking on the time and synching by clicking the Update Now button?

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