Hi, first post and I think that I need the help of a Black Belt
I have been having problems with the clock on my Sony VAIO 64bit Windows 7 machine clock. It is frequently wrong by a few seconds towards the end of the week, so I did some investigations and I set up a daily schedule task for the following actions using the instructions here Make Windows synchronize time more often
%windir%\system32\sc.exe start w32time task_started
I set it to run daily, but noticed the it wasn't updating my clock. I ran it manually (right click ~ RUN). Didn't update clock, but Windows Date and Time window~Internet Time says that thesynchronisation was successful at either my sheduled time or whatever time I run the shedule task manually, but the clock is still wrong.
Incidentally, I have the same sheduled task running on my Windows 7 32 bit machine and it works OK.
during further investigation, I read the following here. Windows 7 Time Synchronization
I tried that and got the following messages (msg.)
At the elevated command prompt (with administrator privileges), type the following command
1. Type "w32tm /debug /disable" and press 'Enter' (net stop w32time gave an Error 5 Access denied response!) msg. Sending disable private log command to local computer... The command completed successfully
2. Type "w32tm /unregister" and press 'Enter' (without using the first command the second did not work!)
you should get the response " W32Time successfully unregistered" msg. The following error occurred: Access is denied. (0x80070005)
3. Type "w32tm /register" and press 'Enter'
you should get the response "W32Time successfully registered" msg. The following error occurred: The specific has been marked for deletion. (0x80070430)
4. Type "net start w32time" and press 'Enter'
you should get the response "The windows Time Service is starting. The windows time service was started successfully" msg. [SC] Start Service FAILED 1058: The service cannot be started because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
It seems like command 1 worked, but the rest didn't. So has command 1 borked it, and how can Ire-enable it?
When I now run the sheduled task, the History log appears normal, but the time still does not update.
Isuing the following from an Elevated command prompt produces:
%windir%\system32\sc.exe start w32time task_started The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it
%windir%\system32\w32tm.exe /resync Sending resync commend to local computer The computer did not resync because no time data was available
Have I broken it, or what? Help please