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Windows 7: How to stop computer from randomly changing times

04 Aug 2012   #21
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From post #15 by Sardonicus.
Download and instal HWiNFO32
HWiNFO32 Download

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It also downloaded without my permission.
AVG and Babylon.


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04 Aug 2012   #22
alpalpa

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Thanks for the fix Sardonicus, still kind of curious/worried about what the is actually causing the time of desync in the first place though.

Also, would setting the repeat to 5 minutes hurt system preformance/ cause stress on my internet connection?

Also, HWINFO did not download AVG nor babylon onto my computer, and I didn't receive any sort of prompt to allow HWINFO to add the programs either.
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04 Aug 2012   #23
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well I didn't make the story up. It did it to my computer. That why I gave the warning. I'm glad your problem is fixed. Happy computing.
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04 Aug 2012   #24
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It shouldn't. Synchronization should be instantaneous, a few second, if that.
I changed the HWINFO link to the home page.
I downloaded from the Primary USA link, with no problem or added stuff.
Those other links......users should download from them, using their own discretion.
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04 Aug 2012   #25
alpalpa

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

This time I waited kept an eye on the clock before it reset, and it looks like it reverts back almost exactly 1 hour from the last time reset.
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04 Aug 2012   #26
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The BIOS clock increments okay?
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04 Aug 2012   #27
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Well I didn't make the story up. It did it to my computer. That why I gave the warning. I'm glad your problem is fixed. Happy computing.
Odd, I just tried your link Layback and installed HWinfo only. Sardonicus's link was different though and I didn't try that download. I'm sure you didn't make it up, 'tis an oddity though.
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04 Aug 2012   #28
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you Sardonicus!
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04 Aug 2012   #29
alpalpa

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

2 very strange things happened, when I restarted my computer today, I went to taskschd.msc, to check on SynchronizeTime, and found that it was completely gone from Active tasks. Upon going to services in task manager, I could see that W32 time was running however.
Took another look at EventViewer, and saw, "application popup" had failed 15 times in the past 7 days, and also has the same PID as W32Time when viewing services.
Does this mean that W32 time is crashing, causing my time to reset?

I should also note that the BIOS time is the same as the time shown in windows, and it increments time fine until it reverts to a previous time.

EDIT: Accidentally mistook event ID as PID in event viewer(both 1060). Not 100% sure if they are unrelated though. Also was able to get SynchronizeTime back in taskschd by unregistering and re-registering Time Service.
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04 Aug 2012   #30
alpalpa

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Thanks for the huge amount of help guys!
I did manage to stumble across the solution!!
To fix it, I stopped windows time service, unregistered it, re-registered it, restarted the service, then synced the times.

Thanks again to all the people who posted
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