Driver Details

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.


  • Version A01, A01

Applies to

Time Keeping Utility;


Release date
23 May 2002
Last Updated
03 Nov 2011


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.

Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:Time.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 30KB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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Important Information

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

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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