windows xp clock will not reset from pacific

October 2, 2010 at 11:22:47
Specs: Windows XP
recently reloaded windows xp on dell 4600. Time is 2 hours slow. Have tried to reset and stays
at 2 hours slow. It sets to pacific time. I change it to central time but time changes back immediately and time zone will eventually goes to pacific from central. updating sometimes says
error and sometimes is successful, but time stays at PT.

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#1
October 2, 2010 at 12:06:43
Change the cmos battery. It's a little battery about the size of a dime located on the motherboard.

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#2
October 2, 2010 at 14:04:13
It *may* be the battery. Are you saying that the time changes "whenever it feels like it", or does something have to trigger the change? Like a reboot or when you restart it after being off overnight?

Try this:

Right click on the clock in the system tray, click "Adjust Date/Time", click on the "Internet Time" tab, then click "Update Now" (it may take a minute or so connect & make the change). Obviously that will correct the clock, now see if it stays that way.


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#3
October 3, 2010 at 05:20:01
from chuckn
When I am succesful resetting the internet time, it sets it 2 hours slow, which would be Pacific time here, immediatly. The time zone setting, stays at central, if I reset it for a peroid of time, at least until I rebot. I will check that further. The bios time is 2 hours slow and resetting that, is the only time I have seen the clock on the screen show the right time for a few seconds.

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#4
October 3, 2010 at 23:51:54
chucknof, another solution you might consider using. This one'd be automatic and happen without action on your part. There's a program called 'Stay live 2000'. It was designed originally to periodically ping a site to simulate activity to keep dial up connections alive. One of the features it offers is automatic time updating from the Naval Observatory atomic clock along with automatically resetting your system clock. Get it free @:
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconVal...
You may be able to do the same thing by making the update on your machine automatic?
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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