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Can't sync time.


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Compnoobie

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I'm not able to synchronize my time with the internet. I've tried used different time servers, and they keep resulting in"an error occurred while windows was synchronizing with..." Every few days, the time begins to lag a bit and I want to be able to synchronize it with the real time without manually having to do it. Any suggestions?
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still not getting any help... looked at all the microsoft support websites... still no help... anyone??
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Hi Compnoobie...

There are several things that can cause this issue. Check your security settings in Internet Options (Control Panel)...the Internet Zone should be set no higher than Medium High. Try dropping the setting one level from where it's currently set and see if the time will connect and verify.

Disable the firewall and try to synchronize the time. If you are able to do this, add the site to the "Allowed" sites.

If still no joy, Right click on My Computer and choose "Manage". In the Computer Management window, expand (click +) the Services and Applications category. Click on "Services" and scroll down to "Windows Time". What does this service list for "Status" and "Startup Type"? The Status should be "Started" and the Startup Type should be "Automatic".

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I did everything and nothing worked. The states was started and it was automatic.
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How far off is the time on your machine when you try the sync?

Click Start, the Run, type regedit and click "Ok". In the left pane, expand (click +) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SYSTEM, then CurrentControlSet, then Services, then W32Time, and click on Parameters. In the right pane, what are the values listed for NTPServer and ServiceMain?
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Ntpserver: time.nist.gov,0x9
ServiceMain: SvchostEntry_W32Time

I manually set the clock to the current time, so it really isn't far off now. But I just want to be able to sync to the real time.
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does anyone have any idea on how to fix this?
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We had this discussion last week at Besttechie.

http://www.besttechi...ems-t11601.html

time.windows.com is broken. Really broken. It's over 100 seconds off. The Windows NTP client should refuse to synchronize with it.

time.nist.gov just takes forever to respond. It's probably overloaded.


I would suggest manually changing the time servers in your registry. I used the following on my XP setup.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DateTime\Servers

Create the new string values.

0
ntp.nasa.gov

1
time-a.nist.gov

2
time-b.nist.gov

3
nist1-ny.WiTime.net

4
time.twc.weather.com

Some info: Windows Clock Internet Time Sync not

*The .reg fix shown in the above link is not correct.
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i accidently deleted the default registry after i changed the 0 1 2, etc. and now i cant even seem to find the internet time tab. I tried net start w32time.exe and un and re registering it. But its still not there.
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You deleted what was there? Just right click in the right hand window and create the new string values. You need to reboot for it to take effect.


I don't have Vista installed so I don't know what it will allow or if the paths are the same.

If the registry location is the same as below;

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DateTime\Servers

Copy & paste the following to Notepad. Click File> Save As... 
For the File name: use TimeServers.reg and Save as type: All files. Double click on the reg file then click Yes> OK.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DateTime\Servers]

@="6"

"1"="time.mit.edu "

"2"="time-a.nist.gov"

"3"="ntp.nasa.gov"

"4"="time-nw.nist.gov"

"5"="time-b.nist.gov"

"6"="nist1-ny.WiTime.net"

 

Reboot afterwards and you should see the new servers added in your registry.





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Edited by Whiskeyman, 22 April 2007 - 07:26 PM.

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how do i download timeservers.reg?
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See above. I wasn't allowed to upload it.
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Ok i did that. I see the internet tab, but now it says windows time service not running. So I went to command prompt and did net start w32 time, which gave me this to say: The service start failed since one or more services in the same process have an incompatible service SID type setting. A service with restricted service SID type can only coexist in the same process with other services with a restricted SID type. If the service SID type for this service was just configured, the hosting process must be restarted in order to start this service.

uh oh..
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That's one of the things I wasn't sure about. Vista's protection probably disallowed the change. There must be a way to get around it to make changes. Time for a Vista expert.
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The windows time service just started working again, at least. But the synchronization still doesn't work.

Edited by Compnoobie, 23 April 2007 - 02:59 PM.

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