Changing Time Zone in XP Does Not Stick with Reboot

I have XP Pro on a notebook PC.  Recently took a trip from California to Missouri.  While there I simply reset my time zone using the dialog box from the XP toolbar.  Upon return to California I find I have to redo this every time I reboot; seems to now be stuck on Central time zone.  The procedure for going from PDT to CDT doesn't seen to work for going from CDT to PDT.
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Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAsked:
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WillHudsonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Failing the above, try the registry fix as per MS knowledge base article:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;300022&Product=winxp
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nobusCommented:
do you have any software installed that could be resetting it? And is your CMOS battery in good shape? if not, replace it; cost only about 4 $

nobus
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sunil_bvCommented:
Hi
Solution for this

1)Right Click on the clock>>adjust time and date>>internet Time Zone >>uncheck the option automatically Synchronize with the internet time server.

2)update the System Bios for that you need to check with the Technical support team of your laptop make.


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sunil_bvCommented:
Hi another sol if it is around 2-3 weeks back then u can try restoreing the computer refer the document.this option is avlable only in Winxp,ME and 98 second edtion. follow the link .
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=306084

All the Best
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Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
Already tried all of these that are applicable.  The registry suggestion was only applicable if I don't have admin priviledges; I do, I'm the only user.  
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bmhydro420Commented:
try downloading another time sync program just googleal computer time synchronization
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Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
I use Achron all the time (syncs every few minutes) not the Windows sync utility.  Is that what you mean?  But Achron seems to use the Windows clock utility for time zone; doesn't have it's own method for that.  Do you have a different one to suggest?
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bmhydro420Commented:
anything but precision time or datemanager they are spyware
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