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Time Service not running

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by crazytim77, Oct 28, 2007.

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  1. crazytim77

    crazytim77 Thread Starter

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    I am trying to sync my clock, and have been trying these different solutions for around 3 hours with no luck:-
    • Disabling Firewall
    • trying different time servers
    • waiting until another day
    • rebooting computer
    • unregistering service via CMD - says access not permitted or something

    I have noticed that Windows Time is not running in the services list. Is this the problem? How do I fix this?

    Cheers
     
  2. devil_himself

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    Greetings crazytim77

    Try This

    Start > Run > cmd > net start w32time

    if you get a error reply with it in your next post
     
  3. crazytim77

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    Error message:

    The service name is invalid.

    More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2185
     
  4. devil_himself

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    Export this Registry Key For Me

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time
     
  5. crazytim77

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    Folder has two entries:
    default - REB_SZ - (Value not set)
    Start - REG_DWORD - 0x00000002(2)
     
  6. devil_himself

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    Download The Attached File > Unzip it > Double CLick on it To Run It > A Notepad Will Pop up > Copy and paste Everything here
     

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    Just incase you have trouble opening the rar file just do the following

    Open the time to internet time and copy and paste the following into the server box after server box is highlithted

    tick.usno.navy.mil

    then press apply and then press update now..

    it should work like a ewel
     
  8. crazytim77

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    thanks for that - where should I paste it?

    By the way I already tried the tick.usno.navy.mil server - doesn't work....
     
  9. devil_himself

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    Paste it Right Here .. so that we can have a look
     
  10. crazytim77

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    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time]
    "Start"=dword:00000002

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters]
    "Type"="NTP"
    "NtpServer"="tick.usno.navy.mil,0x1"
     
  11. devil_himself

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    Download the Attached File > Unzip it > Right CLick > Choose "Merge"

    Now ..

    Start > Run > cmd > net start w32time
     

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  12. crazytim77

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    I am now getting a different error message:

    An error occurred getting the status of the last synchronization. Element not found.

    tried three different time servers and it says the same on all of them.

    However Windows Time is not in services list and says "started" next to it.

    Any other suggestions would be great.
     
  13. devil_himself

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    Windows Time is not in the List .. then How Does it say Started
     
  14. crazytim77

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    sorry typo - I meant it now is in the list :)
     
  15. crazytim77

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    anything else I should try?
     
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