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PC time incorrect

By Condobloke
Oct 3, 2010
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  1. my pc's clock says 12.37 am.....my wifes pc's clock says 12.41 am ( at the same point in time !!)
    i double click on the clock......go to internet time....click on update now....error message reads......""an error occurred getting the status of the last synchronization.the rpc server is unavailable."
    I do the same on my wifes PC......and it goes through the motions of updating the time etc etc
    So....the prob is on my PC only......both PC's are using time.windows.com
    Any suggestions?...Please? !!
     
  2. Yosip

    Yosip TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Reconnect to internet
     
  3. Alster37

    Alster37 TS Maniac Posts: 290

    if this happened roughly an hour ago I had the same problem.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    If this continues to happen, the CMOS battery on the motherboard may be failing
     
  5. Alster37

    Alster37 TS Maniac Posts: 290

    couldnt you replace it with that watch battery which is the same size?
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Try a different server, sometimes my PCs won't all connect to one of them, but usually they will connect to one.

    Also, this probably isn't your case, but if the year is wrong they won't connect either. This will happen if you have a dead/dying CMOS battery and it resets to some weird time, if the year is wrong the time server won't correct that and you'll get an error.
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "Couldn't you replace it with that watch battery which is the same size?"...


    CMOS batteries are the same as most watch or remote control batteries, but you need to match the part numbers like CR2025 or CR1220 when you buy a replacement CMOS battery
     
  8. Condobloke

    Condobloke TS Rookie Topic Starter

    G'day folks.....entering this command in the "run" box fixed the problem.

    net start W32Time ...... and press enter.

    I do have to wonder, however, why the time thingy stopped in the first place..??!!
    Thanks for the input.
    Brian.
     
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    To test if the CMOS battery is failing, turn off the computer. Unplug it from the wall socket and wait 20 minutes. Plug the computer back in and start the computer. If the computer has lost time or the date is wrong, or the hit F1 message is displayed, the CMOS battery is bad
     
  10. Kris101

    Kris101 TS Rookie

    I would think that you could replace it with a watch battery of the same physical size and 3V.
     
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The CMOS batteries are marked with clear numbers that are easily crossed to watch batteries. Be sure to make note of any marked numbers when replacing CMOS computer batteries, don't just depend on your eyes for size matching
     
  12. Kris101

    Kris101 TS Rookie

    I agree

    Yes, this is a good idea, as mentioned before they come in a variety of CR numbers such as CR2032 and a variety of companies, maxell, panasonic and renata, as well as others make the small lithium battery. :)
     
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I got 5 CR1220's from China off EBay for $1.35. I only needed 2 but hey for the price... What a deal!
     

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