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Windows 2000 Pro clock running wild

Posted on 2003-10-23
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I have a Windows 2000 Professional workstation at a clients' site that is doing something I've never seen before. When I start the computer and go into CMOS, the correct date and time are displayed. Once Windows starts, however, the clock starts running (forward) wildly. If you click it up you see the second hand spinning, it takes about 2 seconds for each minute to pass. I tried stopping the Windows Time service, no joy. This machine is at a law office and correct time-stamping on emails and other documents is crucial.
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http://oldlook.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Win2000/Q_20185694.html?query=synchronize+clock+&searchType=topic

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This is on Microsoft's site:
CAUSE
This behavior can occur if the computer's BIOS is not 100 percent Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) compliant. The BIOS may contain invalid entries in the HalpFixedAcpiDescTable table. Windows 2000 is the only operating system that relies on the ACPI BIOS entries to be valid.



RESOLUTION
Contact the computer's manufacturer to inquire about the availability of a flash BIOS update that resolves this issue. If available, apply the update according to the manufacturer's instructions.

I'd go to the motherboard mfg and get the latest flash.  Uninstall virus software first and see what happens

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