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Windows 7: How to stop computer from randomly changing times

03 Aug 2012   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64

Yeah the date and time keep reverting to what I manually changed it to. (I would set the time at 4:21, and at 6:30, the time would revert to 4:21 again)

Edit: The year is also correct

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03 Aug 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Is the time zone correct and the "Daylight Saving Time" box checked?
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03 Aug 2012   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64

Yep, both correct, but it wouldn't be that because it changes in increments other than 1 hour.
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03 Aug 2012   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Check the MSI Site and Forum to see if anybody with your motherboard is having this problem. Motherboard time will rule over Windows time. Check for a bios update that addresses this problem.
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03 Aug 2012   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Check to see if there isn't a problem with the voltage. Although you may be using a good 3V CR3032 battery, you want to make sure that the voltage readings are good.

Download and instal HWiNFO32
Click on the yellow Sensors tab.
Look for VBAT.
The voltage should be at a constant 3.00 to 3.3 Volts.

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03 Aug 2012   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I would think you would be able to find events getting logged for this problem. Might check there to see if it can help you identify the cause.

Does the BIOS time always match the OS time? Even when it's out of whack?

Finding the time set to the same value you last set it to sounds like a clock that's simply not running or incrementing (but not like it lost power at one point and restarted at 0:00).
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03 Aug 2012   #17

Windows 7 Professional 64

I checked VBAT, it was at 3.2 volts.
I also looked online, I can't find anyone with this problem on the MSI forums.
@F5ing, the time does revert back to a time in the past, but I can't figure out why the clock would stop working intermittently, then revert back to a previous setting.

Also went to event manager, but I dont see anything that seem to be affecting it. (I noticed windows time failed, but only once in the past 7 days, but the time resets around every 1-1.5 hours)
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03 Aug 2012   #18

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

After the initial reset, does it keep good time?
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03 Aug 2012   #19

Windows 7 Professional 64

Yes, it keeps time fine until the next reset occurs.
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03 Aug 2012   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Windows is set to automatically synchronize the time every Sunday at 1:00 AM, every week, at least on Windows 7, Home Premium.
It can be changed, of course.

In Search, type taskschd.msc, run it.
Under Active Tasks, scroll down to "SynchronizeTime" and double click on it.
Under the Name field, double click on "SynchronizeTime".
Select the "Triggers" Tab.
Select Edit.
Change the Start hour from 1:00:00 AM to a time that your PC is most likely, turned on.
Change "Settings" to Daily, Repeat task every: 1 hour, for a duration of: Indefinitely.
Make sure that Enabled is checked, OK, OK.

Monitor it for a few days and see if it works for you.
You can, of course, check the Event Viewer for any errors with the scheduler.

Good Luck.
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