Computer Clock losing an hour

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My primary domain controller windows 2000 seems to lose an hour every day. I have the sntp set to time.windows.com and it will sync but 15 minutes later it is back to an hour behind. I have already checked the time zone and cmos time both are correct. I have Mcafee Virus Scan installed an have read articles that this may be the problem. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Although it is entirely possible that certain software and/or utilities can mess with your system clock…I would first do a search on the Motherboard brand and model you’re using. I had a similar issue here once and after researching the board type and version, I discovered that it was a known fault with my particular model and revision of board.

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  • Platypus
    You don't say what your domain configuration is -- if you're on AD and have more than one DC, check to be sure which DC is acting as the time controller -- and which machine is getting the requests from the rest of them. This may not be your issue, just a thought. David
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  • DragonWorks
    You could also put anexclusion in your Mcafee virus scan for the time program or the domain you are using for NTP or the acutaul service if you find that Mcafee is the issue.
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  • This213
    Offhand, my guess would be that another ntp server is updating your clock again after you. Take a look in your registry at the value of HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesW32TimeParametersntpserver
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  • Stinkyolditguy
    Since you ar losing a full hour, make sure you have the time zone set correctly.
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