Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Computer Losing Time? Here is how to fix it!

There is a known issue whereby XP may display the wrong time or appear to be losing time. This can be a problem with the time server that the XP machine contacts over the Internet to get the right time, or it can be a problem with your system itself. First make sure you have the "Automatically synchronize with an Internet time server" option checked on the Internet Time tab when you double click the clock in the system tray. If that's already okay, try this:

  1. Log in as administrator
  2. Click Start | Run and type cmd to open a command window
  3. At the command prompt, type these commands, in this order:
  • net stop w32time
  • w32tm /unregister
  • w32tm /register
  • net start w32time
Reboot the operating system

Another cause can be a CMOS battery that is dying. You'll need to open the case and replace it.