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Dell Time Keeping Utility, A01
Dell systems with factory installed Microsoft Windows XP Pro or Home may lose time. Time loss rate has been reported as high as a 20 minute loss per hour.
Release Date 3/19/2002
Importance: Optional
Version: A01

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File Size: 30KB

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Dell systems with factory installed Microsoft Windows XP Pro or Home may lose time. Time loss rate has been reported as high as a 20 minute loss per hour.

Level of Importance:Optional

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.

Important Information

The computer user should be logged on to the system with an account that is a Computer Administrator.


Dimension 2100
Dimension 2200
Dimension 4200 (Germany and Japan Only)
Dimension 4300
Dimension 4300S
Dimension 4400
Dimension 4500S
Dimension 8200
Dimension C___ (Japan Only)
OptiPlex GC
OptiPlex GX100
OptiPlex GX110
OptiPlex GX115
OptiPlex GX150
OptiPlex GX200
OptiPlex GX240
OptiPlex GX260
OptiPlex GX260n
OptiPlex GX400
OptiPlex GX50
Precision 220
Precision 330
Precision 340
Precision 420
Precision 530
Precision 620
Operating Systems
MS Windows XP

Applies to

  • Time Keeping Utility

Fixes & Enhancements

Fix for Windows XP system clock losing time.

Installation instructions

Download and copy the Time.exe to your hard drive then double click 
on the file. 
Follow the instructions on your screen.

1. Select the "Install Now" button below to run the tsreset.bat file. 
2. A Command Prompt (DOS) box will appear on you desktop with the 
following:  The Windows Time Service Is Stopping. 
3. A series of DOS commands will then run correcting the time issue.
Note: the error message “access is denied” will appear. However, this is 
normal and expected. It will not prevent this file from correcting your 
time loss issue. 
4. The Command Prompt (DOS) box will close when the installation is 
5. Click on the START button.
6. Click TURN OFF COMPUTER in the lower right portion of the menu.
7. The Turn Off Computer dialog box will appear.
8. Select RESTART.
9. Once Windows XP has rebooted your system is ready for use.            


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