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Time Keeps Reverting

Hewlett-packard / DC5000 SFF
March 19, 2009 at 14:09:45
Specs: XP Pro, P4 2.8 / 512MB

We have a troublesome HP dc5000 SF PC. It constantly runs one hour behind.

I can change the time settings and it will stay for about 2 minutes and then move back 1 hour.

I checked all DST issues, everything looks normal.

I went in to the BIOS, the time was off 1 hour, so I changed it, rebooted - same result.

Put in new CMOS battery, changed time, rebooted, same result.

Any suggestions - - - I have been all over the Net on this one.

Thanks -

Chad


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#1
March 19, 2009 at 14:12:14

Could you have ntp running?


Did you install correction (hotfix) for DST date change?

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#2
March 19, 2009 at 14:28:03

I have had a problem after every Daylight savings time change. The internet synchronizing opton in the 'Adjust Date and time' window, keeps setting the clock back one hour. I have disabled it in the past and after a while it gets corrected and I can enable it again.

I just checked and it looks like it's fixed now. So it looks like it took 11 days to get corrected.

Oops, my mistake! It's still failing.


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#3
March 19, 2009 at 14:38:43

jefro,

The DST fix was installed on this PC (and all of our PCs).

I am not sure about ntp - never touched anything specifcically related to it so I would assume what ever XP is set with "out of the box" is what it is running.

The BIOS time is what threw me - erg.


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#4
March 19, 2009 at 16:30:44

So bios time and system time are different still?

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#5
March 19, 2009 at 16:38:01

From what I have heard windows gets the time from the bios when booted. Then windows takes over and keeps the time, and I suspect that he even corrects the bios time.

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#6
March 20, 2009 at 08:53:58

Still behaving the same - BIOS time is off one hour - Windows time is off one hour - correct in BIOS and Windows stays correct briefly and reverts - check BIOS again and it has reverted.

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#7
March 20, 2009 at 12:29:15

Issue resolved:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951072

As stated by MS:

Important The update in this article is superseded by the update in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 955839. To obtain the most recent information about daylight saving time (DST), click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
955839 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955839/ ) December 2008 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems

In other words, we had the prior patch and installing this one fixed our issue.


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