Clock dropping back one hour



Tref
07-10-2005, 12:11 AM
Since I performed a System Recovery and re-install of SP2, every so often, no
pattern that I see, when I boot up, my clock will be exactly one hour slow.
I saw the posts about the CMOS battery but didn't think that should be my
prob as computer is only 2 yrs old. Then this morning, according to my
Sygate Personal Firewall traffic log, at 10:41:36AM there was an incoming UDP
from ip address 169.254.158.147 (IANA), no application name, then the very
next entries in the log are at 9:41:56AM, an outgoing TCP by Symantec
ccApp.exe to my ISP then an incoming UDP and 2 outgoing UDP's from/to ip
address time.windows.com[207.46.130.100], application svchost.exe.
207.46.130.100 is a Microsoft ip address. Does this sound like CMOS battery
or something else?

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 12:11 AM
On Tue, 17 May 2005 16:59:01 -0700, Tref wrote:

> Since I performed a System Recovery and re-install of SP2, every so often, no
> pattern that I see, when I boot up, my clock will be exactly one hour slow.
> I saw the posts about the CMOS battery but didn't think that should be my
> prob as computer is only 2 yrs old. Then this morning, according to my
> Sygate Personal Firewall traffic log, at 10:41:36AM there was an incoming UDP
> from ip address 169.254.158.147 (IANA), no application name, then the very
> next entries in the log are at 9:41:56AM, an outgoing TCP by Symantec
> ccApp.exe to my ISP then an incoming UDP and 2 outgoing UDP's from/to ip
> address time.windows.com[207.46.130.100], application svchost.exe.
> 207.46.130.100 is a Microsoft ip address. Does this sound like CMOS battery
> or something else?

If it was the battery, the time would be wrong whenever the system is
powered up.

Fluctuations *while running Windows* (time is initially okay at startup)
are due to other reasons.

Easiest place to start on this problem is to double click the clock. Check
the time zone carefully and make sure there is a check for daylight savings
time (if appropriate for your geographic location).

If no luck, go into the BIOS setup screens and check that the time is set
correctly there.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Tref
07-10-2005, 12:11 AM
Hi Sharon,

The "Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving" box was not checked.
I assume that is the default for either XP SP1 or SP2. I checked the box and
hope that will solve the problem. Thank you very much for your help.



"Sharon F" wrote:

> On Tue, 17 May 2005 16:59:01 -0700, Tref wrote:
>
> > Since I performed a System Recovery and re-install of SP2, every so often, no
> > pattern that I see, when I boot up, my clock will be exactly one hour slow.
> > I saw the posts about the CMOS battery but didn't think that should be my
> > prob as computer is only 2 yrs old. Then this morning, according to my
> > Sygate Personal Firewall traffic log, at 10:41:36AM there was an incoming UDP
> > from ip address 169.254.158.147 (IANA), no application name, then the very
> > next entries in the log are at 9:41:56AM, an outgoing TCP by Symantec
> > ccApp.exe to my ISP then an incoming UDP and 2 outgoing UDP's from/to ip
> > address time.windows.com[207.46.130.100], application svchost.exe.
> > 207.46.130.100 is a Microsoft ip address. Does this sound like CMOS battery
> > or something else?
>
> If it was the battery, the time would be wrong whenever the system is
> powered up.
>
> Fluctuations *while running Windows* (time is initially okay at startup)
> are due to other reasons.
>
> Easiest place to start on this problem is to double click the clock. Check
> the time zone carefully and make sure there is a check for daylight savings
> time (if appropriate for your geographic location).
>
> If no luck, go into the BIOS setup screens and check that the time is set
> correctly there.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 12:11 AM
On Tue, 17 May 2005 20:59:24 -0700, Tref wrote:

> Hi Sharon,
>
> The "Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving" box was not checked.
> I assume that is the default for either XP SP1 or SP2. I checked the box and
> hope that will solve the problem. Thank you very much for your help.

You're most welcome.
--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User


Clock dropping back one hour