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Windows 7: PC Time is Always Not In-Sync


05 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600
 
 
PC Time is Always Not In-Sync

Hi,

I have an issue that has been going on for months. I'm getting tired of it.

My PC time is always (about ~85% of the time) wrong by hours ( slower ).
The only way to get it back in-sync is when i click on 'Update Now' under Internet Time Settings. But that doesn't always help. Sometimes, i'll persistently get some sort of errors when trying to update the time.

Here's what i have done:
  • Checked BIOS time and made sure it's right
  • Changed from time.windows.com to something else but that doesn't fix
  • Format my PC ( clean format ) but it's still happening

Need some expert assistance in this. And oh, by the way, i have no firewall except for the default one that came with windows.


Thanks !



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05 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

How slow is it?
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05 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
How slow is it?
Differs from time to time.

Yesterday, it was late by 6+ hours. Today, by 40+ minutes. Not consistent.
And it always happens when i turn on my pc. Restart doesn't give me issues.
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05 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Have you happened to check the voltage on your CMOS battery recently?
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05 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CrazeeAFGuy View Post
Have you happened to check the voltage on your CMOS battery recently?
Nope. Never checked it to be honest. But i think that's not the case since everytime i check BIOS clock, it's always correct. Only the one on system tray.
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05 Jan 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Just to be sure, did you:
Left click on clock
Change time and date settings
Go to Internet time Tab on top

There you see this computer is set to automatically sync,

Then go to change settings and you see, with windows.com etc.

Normally the CMOS battery would be the cause of clock not showing the correct time, but if you are properly in sync. it should work.
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05 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Just to be sure, did you:
Left click on clock - Yes
Change time and date settings - Sure did
Go to Internet time Tab on top - A'ha


There you see this computer is set to automatically sync, - Yeap. "This computer is set to automatically synchronize with 'time.windows.com'."

Then go to change settings and you see, with windows.com etc. - Certainly. The box is check and i had it at time.windows.com

Normally the CMOS battery would be the cause of clock not showing the correct time, but if you are properly in sync. it should work.
Response in Red.

Don't know if it matters but when i turn on my PC and time is wrong, i'll update it. If it's successful, it will not go out of sync as long as my PC is on. Even restart doesn't mess the time up. Only when i turn it off and back on a couple hours later, then it will mess up.

Cheers.
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05 Jan 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

It sounds like you may have another setting wrong. Go to help and support, enter time and then follow the instructions for setting time. Pay attention to daylight savings time, time zone etc. You may have one of those setting wrong. But always remember, even a stopped clock is right at least twice a day. Sorry, just could not resist.
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05 Jan 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I found, for you just about everything know about time problems. I truly hope that you find a solution. I know this can be a pain.

how to fix incorrect file time/date
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05 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dj SharK View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CrazeeAFGuy View Post
Have you happened to check the voltage on your CMOS battery recently?
Nope. Never checked it to be honest. But i think that's not the case since everytime i check BIOS clock, it's always correct. Only the one on system tray.
Ok, just thought that I would throw that out there. Had issues with the BIOS clock throwing everything else off because of a CMOS battery that wasn't maintaining a good charge.
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