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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by msg, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. msg

    msg Flightless Bird

    Every few days the clock on my computer jumps back exactly one hour. Each
    time, I manually reset the correct time. I have the right time zone, date,
    etc. I have XP. Can anyone tell me whats happening every few days to make
    this happen?
     
  2. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    msg wrote:
    > Every few days the clock on my computer jumps back exactly one hour. Each
    > time, I manually reset the correct time. I have the right time zone, date,
    > etc. I have XP. Can anyone tell me whats happening every few days to make
    > this happen?




    Have you been keeping up on your Windows updates?

    the parameters for DST have changed
     
  3. db

    db Flightless Bird

    maybe the machine
    thinks it is a different
    time/zone.

    you should double
    check it.

    right click on clock>
    properties>zone

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    "msg" <msg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9D2B1449-188B-4932-AC7C-FA137DE3EC77@microsoft.com...
    > Every few days the clock on my computer jumps back exactly one hour. Each
    > time, I manually reset the correct time. I have the right time zone, date,
    > etc. I have XP. Can anyone tell me whats happening every few days to make
    > this happen?
     
  4. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 22:47:01 -0700, msg
    <msg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    > Every few days the clock on my computer jumps back exactly one hour. Each
    > time, I manually reset the correct time. I have the right time zone, date,
    > etc. I have XP. Can anyone tell me whats happening every few days to make
    > this happen?



    But you probably don't have it set properly to use DST.


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  5. John Wunderlich

    John Wunderlich Flightless Bird

    =?Utf-8?B?bXNn?= <msg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    news:9D2B1449-188B-4932-AC7C-FA137DE3EC77@microsoft.com:

    > Every few days the clock on my computer jumps back exactly one
    > hour. Each time, I manually reset the correct time. I have the
    > right time zone, date, etc. I have XP. Can anyone tell me whats
    > happening every few days to make this happen?


    Probably your System has not been updated to use the newer dates for
    the switch to Daylight Savings time (now occurs in March instead of the
    first Sunday in April). Despite your setting your clock, your system
    is going on the network and resetting your clock to a time server
    somewhere on the network.

    A couple things you can do:

    o Update your computer to recognize current Time Zone dates:
    "August 2009 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows
    operating systems"
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970653>

    o Stop the service that sets your computer to network server time
    Start->Run-> w32tm /unregister

    o Wait until next Sunday when your computer should switch to Daylight
    time - at which time you will be in sync with the world again.

    HTH,
    John
     
  6. Fuzzy

    Fuzzy Flightless Bird

    On 3/31/2010 01:47 AM, msg wrote:
    > Every few days the clock on my computer jumps back exactly one hour. Each
    > time, I manually reset the correct time. I have the right time zone, date,
    > etc. I have XP. Can anyone tell me whats happening every few days to make
    > this happen?

    Do you have the latest dst update from Microsoft updates. If you do then
    I would change the CMOS battery on the motherboard, it is a large button
    battery usually a 2032 button battery or equivalent.
     
  7. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 31 Mar 2010 22:41:34 -0400, Fuzzy <pawpaw7@NOSPAMhotmail.com>
    wrote:

    > On 3/31/2010 01:47 AM, msg wrote:
    > > Every few days the clock on my computer jumps back exactly one hour. Each
    > > time, I manually reset the correct time. I have the right time zone, date,
    > > etc. I have XP. Can anyone tell me whats happening every few days to make
    > > this happen?

    > Do you have the latest dst update from Microsoft updates. If you do then
    > I would change the CMOS battery on the motherboard, it is a large button
    > battery usually a 2032 button battery or equivalent.



    The problem is definitely *not* the battery. There are two reasons why
    that's so:

    1. "Exactly one hour" would not occur of it were the battery. The
    change would vary and it never be exactly anything.

    2. The battery is used only when the computer is powered off. A
    battery problem would manifest itself only when the computer was
    powered on. It wouldn't occur while the computer was running.


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