Windows XP losing time

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Author: Raghu Boddu MVP
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SUMMARY

The Windows XP Professional system time may not show the accurate time, or may lose time.

CAUSE

The issue can be due to one of the following:
 
- Issues with time settings in the Internet Time Server.
- Issues with the Time service in the local system.

RESOLUTION

To resolve the issue, perform the following:
 
Ensure that the correct Internet Time server is selected.
 
Go to Control Panel, Date and Time, Internet Time, and ensure that the server address is correct to which your PC is synchronizing. If the issue is not with the Internet Time server, perform the following:
 
Go to command prompt. (Ensure that you have logged in as an Administrator)
Execute the following commands in the same sequence:
 
net stop w32time
w32tm /unregister
w32tm /register
net start w32time

 
Restart Windows operating system.

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Article ID: 555440 - Last Review: August 28, 2005 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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