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System Clock is unsynchronized

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by glenda, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. glenda

    glenda Flightless Bird

    How do I re-synchronize my system clock?...it's been unsynked since
    02-12-10...and I just figured this out.

    Thanks
     
  2. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    At a Command Prompt:

    net start w32time
    w32tm /resync

    or set th Windows Time service to Automatic start and look for errors
    form w32time in the Event Log.

    If you don't feel like fiddling with the Windows Time service try this:

    http://www.worldtimeserver.com/atomic-clock/
    Atomic Clock Sync

    John


    glenda wrote:
    > How do I re-synchronize my system clock?...it's been unsynked since
    > 02-12-10...and I just figured this out.
    >
    > Thanks
     
  3. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    The easiest way is to right click on the time shown on the systems
    tray and then select Adjust Date/Time. When you select this, a
    dialog box appears on which the third tab should be Internet
    Time. Click on it and you will see a button to "Update Now".

    hth


    glenda wrote:
    >
    > How do I re-synchronize my system clock?...it's been unsynked since
    > 02-12-10...and I just figured this out.
    >
    > Thanks


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  4. glenda

    glenda Flightless Bird

    Thanks so much. I did it, and I'll check tomorrow evening when I sign on....

    "LD55ZRA" wrote:

    >
    > The easiest way is to right click on the time shown on the systems
    > tray and then select Adjust Date/Time. When you select this, a
    > dialog box appears on which the third tab should be Internet
    > Time. Click on it and you will see a button to "Update Now".
    >
    > hth
    >
    >
    > glenda wrote:
    > >
    > > How do I re-synchronize my system clock?...it's been unsynked since
    > > 02-12-10...and I just figured this out.
    > >
    > > Thanks

    >
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    > Copyright LD55ZRA 2010.
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  5. glenda

    glenda Flightless Bird

    Thanks...

    "John John - MVP" wrote:

    > At a Command Prompt:
    >
    > net start w32time
    > w32tm /resync
    >
    > or set th Windows Time service to Automatic start and look for errors
    > form w32time in the Event Log.
    >
    > If you don't feel like fiddling with the Windows Time service try this:
    >
    > http://www.worldtimeserver.com/atomic-clock/
    > Atomic Clock Sync
    >
    > John
    >
    >
    > glenda wrote:
    > > How do I re-synchronize my system clock?...it's been unsynked since
    > > 02-12-10...and I just figured this out.
    > >
    > > Thanks

    > .
    >
     
  6. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Apr 5, 1:00 am, glenda <gle...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > Thanks so much.  I did it, and I'll check tomorrow evening when I sign on....
    >
    >
    >
    > "LD55ZRA" wrote:
    >
    > > The easiest way is to right click on the time shown on the systems
    > > tray and then select Adjust Date/Time.  When you select this, a
    > > dialog box appears on which the third tab should be Internet
    > > Time.  Click on it and you will see a button to "Update Now".

    >
    > > hth

    >
    > > glenda wrote:

    >
    > > > How do I re-synchronize my system clock?...it's been unsynked since
    > > > 02-12-10...and I just figured this out.

    >
    > > > Thanks

    >
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    > > DAMAGES SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY.

    >
    > > Copyright LD55ZRA 2010.

    >
    > > .


    Well, if you sync today and it works okay, it tells you so in the
    window.

    If you look at it tomorrow, do you expect to see that it is going to
    have synced again? It normally won't look that way.

    That is not the way it is supposed to work. There are some "rules"
    for how the sync mechanism works, but of course you can change all
    that.

    It also tells you the next time XP thinks it needs to automatically
    sync - 7 days. You may want to do it every day but if your system is
    not having some other issue, 7 days is generally okay for most people,
    but you can change it. If the time is drifting around the chances are
    you have some other problem like motherboard battery. When XP boots,
    it looks at the MB first to figure out what time it is and goes from
    there. It may or may not sync when XP is finished loading. If the MB
    time is wrong, your system will be wrong and it will stay wrong until
    you adjust the time or the system syncs again.
     
  7. WaIIy

    WaIIy Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 4 Apr 2010 18:33:01 -0700, glenda
    <glenda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >How do I re-synchronize my system clock?...it's been unsynked since
    >02-12-10...and I just figured this out.
    >
    >Thanks


    If it continues to give you issues, you might want to change your
    motherboard battery.
     

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