Time Display always change to 6 minutes later

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Time
Windows XP SP3
Why every time I change the time, the time display changes only for about 3 to 4 minutes after that the time display changes back to 6 minutes later? I changed the battery to new battery already but the problem still exists.

Software/Hardware used:
Windows XP professional version 2002 service pack 3

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There are various reasons this could be happening, but there are a couple questions we would need answered first.

1. Is this computer part of a domain or a workgroup?

If this computer is part of a domain, then it will most likely be pulling time from a network time server which will change the time back to its original setting about every 3 minutes or so. If the computer is part of a workgroup instead, the answer would most likely be tied to the answer for question number two.

2. Are you changing the time in the BIOS or in Windows XP itself?

If you are changing the time in Windows, but the BIOS is set to a different time, then it is possible that this could be the cause. You will want to make sure that the time in the BIOS is set correctly first, before trying to set the time in Windows.

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  • Eogy
    My IT colleague set the time in BIOS follow in Windows, but the problem still exists only a bit later (10 minutes later instead of 3 minutes).
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  • IceCubbe
    Is this computer part of a domain or a workgroup?
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  • Sixball
    Agree w/ Packetsneaker: If it's not because of some sort of NTP service runnig on your netwrok, and can be narrowed down to THAT PC, then, if possible, you may want to look intoupdating/reflashing your BIOS...
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  • Hlx
    You can enter the following at a command prompt to find out what if any NTP service this computer is using for a time source: net time If you want it to stop using that, enter this: net time /setsntp However, if you are part of a domain, it is likely that your domain administrator is pushing this setting via group policy or login scripts so it will go back to where it was at some point.
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  • Eogy
    Thank you All, I solved the problem already.
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  • carlosdl
    "Thank you All, I solved the problem already" How ? Could you please share your solution ? Thanks,
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  • Sixball
    (Carlos - you know noone can share the secrets of the auto-magically fixed issues) :p
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  • carlosdl
    :-D
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