luckydenim5
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XP Clock Problem

Help!!!

 

I have tried ALL recommendations from this post and additional troubleshooting as well.

 

Nothing has worked. When I manually enter the time in Date and Time Properties, it changes for one second and then automatically goes back to the wrong time.

 

I even tried going with the wrong time zone in order to be at the "right" time. That only works temporarily.

 

This is verrrrrrryyy frustrating and I'd appreciate any help.

Thank you for your time.

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Re: XP Clock Problem

See if there's anything useful here.

 

Ron 

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

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luckydenim5
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Re: XP Clock Problem

Thanks for this... I sympathized with the title, haha...

 

Unfortunately, all of the programs that this post recommended USE the XP clock server.  Or, mine has taken over the world and won't let me customize it.  Grrr.

It won't sync with anything.

 

It won't allow me to CHANGE the time manually either.

 

I can customize it with the programs - change all the colours, backgrounds, fonts, etc. - but I can't change the TIME.

 

These have the clock on the desktop, clocks on the folder address bars, clocks everywhere... All wrong.

 

Anyone else have a suggestion?  

 

Guess I'll just have to put a clock on my desk beside the computer... The old fashioned waySmiley Indifferent 

 

 

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7 Plutonium

Re: XP Clock Problem

<>Try a windows system file check. 

Click start>run

Type in: sfc /scannow

(space between sfc and /)

<>Click OK

<>Insert XP CD if sfc requests it and reboot when it's done.

 

Ron 

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

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luckydenim5
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Re: XP Clock Problem

Wow ~ thanks so much for that. 

It said I was lacking files so I went to XP update and - mid-update, the 2nd time I've tried - now it is working.

Maybe it'll stick to the right time nowSmiley Very Happy 

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7 Plutonium

Re: XP Clock Problem

Not sure I understand. If sfc said you were missing files, you were supposed to insert XP CD, not go to the MS update site.  So what did you actually do? And is the clock correct now?

 

Ron 

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

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DELL-Larry R
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Re: XP Clock Problem

I'm thinking the check fixed on problem, and the update fixed another, adn the two together messed up the clock.
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Re: XP Clock Problem

Larry_R,

You're as confused as I am. The clock was messed up before the system file check. And I don't know where MS updates came into this mix (mess).

 

And you don't proofread your posts...

Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy

 

Ron 

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

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DELL-Larry R
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Re: XP Clock Problem

Heh, yeah, it was a long day yesterday; rereading my post its not as clear as I'd like it to be.

 

But ... If between sfc and the Windows Update the problem has been resolved (it has been resolved, right? Smiley Happy) then I think we can consider this a job well done.

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luckydenim5
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Re: XP Clock Problem

Actually, the clock is back to being incorrect... now it is 11:46am and it reads 5:44am.

 

Sorry about the confusion.  When I ran the script mentioned above, it asked for the XP Service Pack 2 CD, which I didn't have.  I found it online on Microsoft.com.  However, in order to get it, I had to download other "updates" as it would not let me isolate and download JUST SP2.  

 

SO ~ as I was updating, the clock was temporarily correct.

 

Thank you for continued help on this mystery! 

 

 

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