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Windows 7 system time keeps changing.

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October 23, 2012 2:04:26 AM

So I've got an ASRock motherboard that's about 3 months old and I'm running Windows 7. Earlier today, I started having a strange problem with the system time changing randomly. At first, I thought it was just a daylight savings time issue, so I disabled the automatic updating for daylight savings time. The problem still persisted. I also tried disabling the automatic time synchronization, but that didn't fix the problem either. I thought it may have been the CMOS battery, so I rebooted and checked the time in the bios. The bios shows the correct time/date. The only incorrect time and date is shown in Windows itself.

After this, I tried updating the synchronization task to run every 5 minutes, but the clock is still changing to a different time. The time change is random, from around an hour to up to six or seven hours. The date doesn't change, just the time. My timezone is correct, and as the problem persisted without having automatic adjust for daylight savings time enabled, I can't see that it's the problem.

Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this? About the only idea I have left is some sort of virus. But AVG and Malwarebytes haven't picked anything up. Is there some kind of software that gets auto-installed that can screw with system time?
October 23, 2012 2:20:37 AM

Disabling the time synchronization was one of the first things I tried. I used the same steps listed in the article. Thanks for trying to help though.
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October 23, 2012 3:21:31 AM

All I can really recommend is doing a virus scan/malware scan.

If you boot into safe mode does it still happen? If so you should check out your startup programs/services.
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October 24, 2012 6:14:56 PM

In case anyone else has the same problem, I finally figured out what was changing the system time. EVGA Precision updated recently and for some reason it was altering the clock. I'm not entirely sure why, but disabling EVGA Precision fixed the problem.
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October 24, 2012 10:42:57 PM

You must have gotten a corrupte file download because I have the Evga Precision and the clock is fine so was this an automatic update or did you go to some site and get the update.
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October 25, 2012 1:54:31 AM

It was an automatic update.
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October 25, 2012 3:05:05 AM

You can always delete the Evga precision and then reload it to see if you can get a non corrupt version. The alternative it to use MSI's Afterburner if you need a program to use with your video card for monitoring or overclocking.
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