Windows Clock Runs Fast

By FooDew13
May 30, 2004
  1. I leave my computer on 24/7 with an occasional restart maybe once every 3 or 4 days. I'm running windows xp pro, and the clock always seems to run fast. Overnight it will gain at least five minutes. Does anyone have any idea why this might be happening? I'm getting tired of changing the clock back every day.
  2. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    It's not Windows that controls your clock, it's your CMOS. Try clearing it, flashing your BIOS, or replacing your CMOS battery.

    If that doesn't fix it, enable Internet Time in your Date and Time Properties - it's the third tab. Just select "Automatically synchronize with an Internet time server" and it should be setup. For good measure, click Update Now and whenever you think it's too fast.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    The hardware clocks of computers are very inaccurate even for brand new computers.

    Your ISP most likely has a time server. Put that into the Internet Time configuration.
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