Windows XP unable to keep time



Tim Nguyen
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
I have this weird problem, and I can't seem to find a solution. Everytime I
log off the computer (not shut down) and log back on after a few hours,
Windows XP adds about 1000 years to my calendar. Does anyone else have the
same problem?

Galen
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
In news:EA0228E1-6EEF-4D5F-B982-192563DA0488@microsoft.com,
Tim Nguyen <Tim Nguyen@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> I have this weird problem, and I can't seem to find a solution.
> Everytime I log off the computer (not shut down) and log back on
> after a few hours, Windows XP adds about 1000 years to my calendar.
> Does anyone else have the same problem?

If it's adding time it's time to check your RTC. Open the device manager,
system devices, system CMOS/real time clock and look for a yellow flag next
to it. If it has one then ship it back the OEM.

One thing to check before that might be what does it do when you shut down?
Does the time stay the same? If so then maybe, just maybe, there's some sort
of malware affecting it.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes

Tim Nguyen
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
When I shut down the system, it does keep the time. I have checked the RTC
like you said, and there is no yellow flag anywhere under system devices.
What elso should I look for?

"Galen" wrote:

> In news:EA0228E1-6EEF-4D5F-B982-192563DA0488@microsoft.com,
> Tim Nguyen <Tim Nguyen@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:
>
> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>
> > I have this weird problem, and I can't seem to find a solution.
> > Everytime I log off the computer (not shut down) and log back on
> > after a few hours, Windows XP adds about 1000 years to my calendar.
> > Does anyone else have the same problem?
>
> If it's adding time it's time to check your RTC. Open the device manager,
> system devices, system CMOS/real time clock and look for a yellow flag next
> to it. If it has one then ship it back the OEM.
>
> One thing to check before that might be what does it do when you shut down?
> Does the time stay the same? If so then maybe, just maybe, there's some sort
> of malware affecting it.
>
> Galen
> --
>
> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>
> Sherlock Holmes
>
>
>

Galen
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
In news:A8E5E45D-C9E7-4F54-81F6-4CA84CC3D942@microsoft.com,
Tim Nguyen <Tim Nguyen@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> When I shut down the system, it does keep the time. I have checked
> the RTC like you said, and there is no yellow flag anywhere under
> system devices. What elso should I look for?

The next step, I should think, would be a malware scan. The following jumble
of links and mis-spelled words with poor grammar should help you out though.
<g>

Virus:
www.grisoft.com - AVG
www.antivir.com - AntiVir
http://www.my-etrust.com/microsoft/index.cfm - CA eTrust

Spyware:
www.lavasoft.de - AdAware
http://security.kolla.de/ - Spybot
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx -
Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta

Trojan:
www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/ - a Squared
http://swatit.org/ Swat It

Before cleaning download this:

LSP-Fix - a free program to repair damaged Winsock 2 stacks:
http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm

Use that should cleaning out your PC remove or damage your in-place winsock
and you can't connect to the internet.

From the virus and trojan category pick one application, they're all free,
download it and install it. Make sure that you update it. From the spyware
category pick all three, download them and update them to the latest
definitions. Reboot, press the F8 key over and over again, from the menu
select Safe mode without networking. Do your cleaning in there. Reboot to
regular mode and run the scans again. This isn't going to be quick or easy
but it might just solve your problems and it should prevent you from further
problems so long as you keep them updated and scan often. Most of them can
be enabled to update and scan automatically.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
Worms and Trojans.

Tim Nguyen wrote:
> When I shut down the system, it does keep the time. I have checked
> the RTC like you said, and there is no yellow flag anywhere under
> system devices. What elso should I look for?
>
> "Galen" wrote:
>
>> In news:EA0228E1-6EEF-4D5F-B982-192563DA0488@microsoft.com,
>> Tim Nguyen <Tim Nguyen@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:
>>
>> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>>
>>> I have this weird problem, and I can't seem to find a solution.
>>> Everytime I log off the computer (not shut down) and log back on
>>> after a few hours, Windows XP adds about 1000 years to my calendar.
>>> Does anyone else have the same problem?
>>
>> If it's adding time it's time to check your RTC. Open the device
>> manager, system devices, system CMOS/real time clock and look for a
>> yellow flag next to it. If it has one then ship it back the OEM.
>>
>> One thing to check before that might be what does it do when you
>> shut down? Does the time stay the same? If so then maybe, just
>> maybe, there's some sort of malware affecting it.
>>
>> Galen
>> --
>>
>> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
>> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
>> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
>> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>>
>> Sherlock Holmes


Windows XP unable to keep time