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WinXP clock problems

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September 14, 2003 4:30:12 PM

I have problems with WinXP keeping the right time. Once in a while I look at the clock (in the taskbar) and the time is lagging. Not always though. What can cause the problem?

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Anonymous
September 14, 2003 6:14:09 PM

Your CMOS battery is going out.

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September 14, 2003 10:28:31 PM

Actually I tough of that, and that wasn't the problem. It was much more stupid than that. The time zone was not the right one in "Regional Settings" and I had WinXP (without my knowledge) syncronize my clock with a microsoft server. So when it syncronized the clocks it always put it back 3 hours.

Dam Microsoft's auto-crap-your-system.

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September 15, 2003 2:21:05 AM

try to sync your time in the BIOS, and enter windows and see if it's the correct time. Then go to Date and Time Properties .. select Internet Time tab.. uncheck synchronize with an internet time server.

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Anonymous
September 15, 2003 10:01:18 PM

HeHe! :smile:

I do stuff like that all the time. So don't feel bad. I've gone out and spent a hundred dollars to fix something, that turned out to not be broken.

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September 16, 2003 8:59:03 AM

Quote:

spent a hundred dollars to fix something, that turned out to not be broken.


That would be disappointing.

<font color=red>If your nose <b>RUNS</b>, and feet <b>SMELL</b>.
Then you must be born <b>UPSIDE DOWN</b>.</font color=red>
September 17, 2003 1:11:39 AM

Why would you uncheck that? Those time servers (nist.gov) are cesium atomic clocks... They're way more accurate than your PC's internal clock.

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September 17, 2003 7:03:09 AM

i think it's the other one:

Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes.

It happened to me before.

<font color=red>If your nose <b>RUNS</b>, and feet <b>SMELL</b>.
Then you must be born <b>UPSIDE DOWN</b>.</font color=red>
September 18, 2003 1:16:36 PM

Because, I don't need my PC clock to be exact to the micro second, and I don't like anything that is done automatically without me knowing.

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September 18, 2003 11:00:37 PM

You control your own heart beat consciously???

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September 19, 2003 2:26:19 AM

Yep :smile: .

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