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Solved: Problem with PC's clock

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by WelshCanadian, Oct 28, 2007.

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  1. WelshCanadian

    WelshCanadian Thread Starter

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    The clock on my PC is unreliable - right now it shows 5:50pm for yesterday and I know I set it yesterday to the correct time.
    I tried setting it to sync from either of the two default internet time servers, but fails with both of them. I can ping time.nist.gov and get a reply, but not time.windows.com - it does DNS resolve the IP address.
    What's wrong?
     
  2. WelshCanadian

    WelshCanadian Thread Starter

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    This is the result of checking the service:
    C:>net start w32time
    The requested service has already been started.

    More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2182.
     
  3. devil_himself

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    Try This ...

    Start > Run > cmd > copy one by one and hit enter

    net stop w32time
    w32tm /unregister [ignore error message]
    w32tm /unregister [enter a second time]
    w32tm /register
    reg add hklm\system\currentcontrolset\services\w32time\parameters\ /v NtpServer /t reg_sz /d time.nist.gov /f
    net start w32time
    w32tm /resync
     
  4. WelshCanadian

    WelshCanadian Thread Starter

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    Well, it seems to be working now. But I had to use tick.usno.navy.mil and not time.nist.gov - this NTP server seems to be down.
    But thanks for you help!!!
     
  5. devil_himself

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    Glad we Could Help

    You can use the "Thread Tool" at the Top to Mark it "Solved"
     
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