Windows time jumps forward and then backwards every minute or so

Posted on 2006-05-24
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have a windows XP computer on a domain. The time jumps forward and backwards by about an hour every few minutes.  Daylight savings time adjustment is off.  There is no "internet time" tab on the "date and time properties" dialogue because the computer is on a domain. No other computers on this domain are reporting this problem.

Any ideas?
Question by:Lev Seltzer
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    Assisted Solution

    If you unplug your network cable does this time shift still occur?

    If No - you may be picking up your time from somewhere on your network (or multiple places with different times).

    If yes - may want to check out your mobo/battery.  Another test would be to boot to DOS and keep checking the time and see if it changes.  if it does, it's most likely a mobo issue.
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    Accepted Solution

    run a command prompt and type "net time"

    That should tell you what (if any) network source you are picking up the time from

    Author Comment

    by:Lev Seltzer
    net time response with the correct domain/server and the correct time.

    I will investigate the motherboard/battery problem (that is a little more difficult, as it cannot be done remotely).
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    Expert Comment

    Does the net time match your time? run net time again when the time next jumps forwards/backward and see if it still matches

    Assisted Solution

    Try to reset standard and formats in regional and language options by going to run>cmd>intl.cpl. you will get it even if it is restricted on the domain.

    Author Comment

    by:Lev Seltzer
    For better or worse, the problem has not happened with noticeable frequency recently, and so none of the solutions were implemented.  I thank you very much for your suggestions.

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