Solved: Problem with PC's clock

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WelshCanadian

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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?
 

WelshCanadian

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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.
 
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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
 

WelshCanadian

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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!!!
 
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