My windows XP time keeps changing.
A few days after i fix the time on my computer the time changes itself back to a ramdom date preventing me from connecting to msn. Is it a virus?? how do I fix i
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could be CMOS battery on MB but i’ve been told that doesnt affect newer comps same as old… so it might be the power supply… might cut off instead of going into stand-by, if your comp isn’t getting any juice, it wont be able to keep time… it’s like an alarm clock, it’ll only keeps time unplugged for short period before it resets
could also be surge protector or wall outlet as well…
There’s three thing that pops in to my mind, the battery on your motherboard might need to be replaced, just be careful it can break very easily, secondly a virus , ad ware or something like that and then lastly check to see that your in the right time zone and that your pc isn’t set to sync the time over the net
can you guys please give solutions that keeps repeating what was already said?
I have this same problem to, i just re-fomat my computer, and the time just changes all the time, could it be the CMOS battery? what does it look like? thanks, email me at (email removed), to let me know
“if your comp isnâ€™t getting any juice, it wont be able to keep timeâ€¦ itâ€™s like an alarm clock, itâ€™ll only keeps time unplugged for short period before it resets”
I was having the same problem, I unplug my computer every so often, time would change and msn wouldn’t connect, did’nt realise they were related or because i was unplugging the computer.
kevin devoto says: I have the same prob. you guys figure it out? thanks kevin devoto
The clock’s date and time properties dialog box has three buttons, one of which is labeled “Internet Time”. Your computer is probably set to synchronize with an Internet time server, probably time.windows.com or time.nist.gov, neither of which are correct until the old DST rolls around. Just uncheck the “Automatically synchronize…” checkbox.
I’ve had this problem before. Come to find out I was the problem. I used to have a habit of shutting down my PC and monitor THEN kill the power to my UPS or backup battery (or if you use a surge protector). The MB can only hold so much power when it is off. I only encountered the problem when I left my computer off for two or more days. For those of you who experience in less than two days, it might be your CMOS batter on the MB. It looks like a coin held in place on the MB. I hope this helps anybody.
The clockâ€™s date and time properties dialog box has three buttons, one of which is labeled â€śInternet Timeâ€ť. Your computer is probably set to synchronize with an Internet time server, probably time.windows.com or time.nist.gov, neither of which are correct until the old DST rolls around. Just uncheck the â€śAutomatically synchronizeâ€¦â€ť checkbox
That worked to perfection for me…….. Thanks alot!!
check your performance setting.
control panel > system > advanced > performance setting > advanced > set to background services.
worked for me :)
but most definably check your computer first so that it doesn’t contain any viruses.
mines was caused by a virus.
my comp was doing the same thing. Did what indystud2 suggest and unchecked internet time and now its fine.
Its because your computer is either 1. very old and the memory is slow 2. your computer needs more juice 3. virus ad ware etc.
its the witch i tell ya. the house falling upon her didnt kill her it just knocked her into a new time zone.
Unchecking the internet sync worked. Thanks
Obviously the majority are experiencing a bug in the Windows time utility (probably only when the user formats and re-installs during DST) which likelier than not users are simply seeing that the Windows time utility just isn’t capable of recognizing that DST was/is in effect and because Windows default installs with
‘automatically adjust’ and ‘automatically synchronize’ both enabled (ticked), it makes sense that this is just one more bug that Bill ignores fixing. One may reasonably assume this as there don’t seem to be any current ‘in the wild’ reports of viruses/malware doing this and moreover, I’m pretty sure nobody experiences this unless they reinstalled Window while DST was in effect.
Obviously the majority are experiencing a bug in the Windows time utility which likelier than not this’s simply caused by the Windows time utility just isn’t capable of recognizing that DST was/is in effect. One may safely assume this as there are no current viruses/malwares reportedly eating/losing “one” hour” on pc’s and moreover, users losing exactly one hour, strongly suggests a Windows bug, especially since Windows installs by default with both ‘automatically adjust…’ and ‘automatically synchronize…’. Again, most likely someone needs to drop Bill a few million phone calls before he’ll have someone fix this bug.
This is happening because your “Region” is set wrong.
Set it to your country and your date and time will both be correct and never change by itself again.
I agree with - yourweldgur - Obviously the majority are experiencing a bug in the Windows time utility which likelier than not thisâ€™s simply caused by the Windows time utility just isnâ€™t capable of recognizing that DST was/is in effect.
But we are are almost at the end of the cycle of xp. I am having good luck with window 7.
help me to keep my p.c time stable
always my p.c time is changing whenever i start my pc
i have 24 computer that doing the same, what i do
ABSOLUTE SOLUTION IS HERE:
Yes the problem is windows time sync, however in XP you do not have a check box or option to disable it in the time and date box. However you should uncheck the daylight savings and confirm the correct time zone.
Basically go to Run command in the start menu. Type in services.msc, hit okay. Scroll down to windows Time and double click it. Click Stop. Change Startup Type to disabled.
Now go back and set the time.
(if you are on a server I believe you need to google how to set the master time on a server that syncs if you want your company to be on same time)
Double click the time and click time zone and select pacific zone and then change the ty….I t will be fined…..
what is a cmos battery
disabling and checking automatically daylight worked for me, thank you, my date and time wasn’t working at all.
Same problem here… Updated to the latest version of ultra quick XP and then the battery on the motherboard failed. I changed it to a new one - the computer started working, but the time keeps changing. Every time I connect my iphone to the computer time changes there too, so the problem must be software connected. Maybe the fault can be found in the CMOS, but i doubt it. I will check on next start up though and get back to you…
I have also had a problem with strange time changes. Mine seems to jump to England time (+7 hours). I have windows XP on both computers I have. One is a dell latitude laptop D610, the other I built myself. I am using the same Windows XP disk for both and only have the time issue with the laptop. I think It’s some sort of Malware and my guess was designed by some smart/stupid computer science guy just for kicks and that’s why it has gone under the radar for so long. I state this on the fact that after reinstalling windows(same disk, same computer) the problem was solved.
REINSTALL WINDOWS YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT’S DOING TO YOU COMPUTER.
What a nightmare.
This all started happening when DST took affect, but it NEVER happened before. That’s on my desktop which is running XP.
On my laptop that has 7, I’ll have to do the same thing John Smith recommended b/c it’s been causing me problems since I got this new laptop. No matter how many times I change it, it goes back 1 hour.
I HATE HP.
Plz check if you system is accepting time from some network like if you are in domain environment and you PDC may be updating your systems time. If this is the case plz first look into the PDC time zone and set it according to your time zone. The windows xp time will be automatically set or you can set it. But after that your system’s will not be changed again and again.
Virus>>> In my case a users profile became infected with a virus by means of infected email attachment. The endpoint protection caught the virus and sent it in QT. However after a complete removal of any virus trace. The problem still persisted, the only thing I could come up with to solve the problem, was to take the system back to factory defaults, and re-patch the machine. All is well now. Something in the NTP registry became corrupt, and with a fresh install it correct the issue>
It is happening to my parents computer regulary, the computer is turned on all the time, the battery on the motherboard has been replaced. Just randomly the clock resets its self to 12:00am on the 01/06/2006. It is anoying as my parents run a small business and need to access many online resources that won’t let them log in and unless the date matches the date of the service they are trying to access like the online banking.
MS sucks at keeping up with DST changes.
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