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Unread 18-09-2007, 11:59 AM   #1
Phisherman
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Date and Time Properties: Internet Time

Whenever I try to update my system clock using "Date and Time
Properties," "Internet Time," I get the following error:


An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with
time.windows.com


I tried another server (time.nist.gov) with the same results. Then I
tried installing "Atomic Alarm Clock" by Drive Software Company. When
trying to get the time I get the following error:


Failed to get atomic time


I'm using Windows XP Home and going through a WinProxy server. I
enabled the time servers in the firewall. Any ideas?
 
Unread 18-09-2007, 12:59 PM   #2
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Re: Date and Time Properties: Internet Time

Me too using Atomic alarm clock by Drive Software, but all ok.

 
Unread 18-09-2007, 12:59 PM   #3
robert.stojanov@gmail.com
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Re: Date and Time Properties: Internet Time

Hi,
take a look at this MS article it will help you:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909279

Regards,
Robert

 
Unread 18-09-2007, 12:59 PM   #4
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Re: Date and Time Properties: Internet Time

On Sep 18, 4:13 pm, Phisherman <no...@nobody.com> wrote:
> Whenever I try to update my system clock using "Date and Time
> Properties," "Internet Time," I get the following error:
>
> An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with
> time.windows.com
>
> I tried another server (time.nist.gov) with the same results. Then I
> tried installing "Atomic Alarm Clock" by Drive Software Company. When
> trying to get the time I get the following error:
>
> Failed to get atomic time
>
> I'm using Windows XP Home and going through a WinProxy server. I
> enabled the time servers in the firewall. Any ideas?


Make sure that the Windows Time service (W32Time) is running.

 
Unread 18-09-2007, 03:59 PM   #5
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Re: Date and Time Properties: Internet Time

On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 05:23:56 -0700, witan <tsr1936***********> wrote:

>On Sep 18, 4:13 pm, Phisherman <no...@nobody.com> wrote:
>> Whenever I try to update my system clock using "Date and Time
>> Properties," "Internet Time," I get the following error:
>>
>> An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with
>> time.windows.com
>>
>> I tried another server (time.nist.gov) with the same results. Then I
>> tried installing "Atomic Alarm Clock" by Drive Software Company. When
>> trying to get the time I get the following error:
>>
>> Failed to get atomic time
>>
>> I'm using Windows XP Home and going through a WinProxy server. I
>> enabled the time servers in the firewall. Any ideas?

>
>Make sure that the Windows Time service (W32Time) is running.



The w32Time is running. Set to "automatic." I tried stopping and
starting the service, still fails to contact the server.


 
Unread 18-09-2007, 04:59 PM   #6
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Re: Date and Time Properties: Internet Time

Try changing the time server to tock.usno.navy.mil
"Phisherman" <noone@nobody.com> wrote in message
newsspve39ktfvdlc2sfavp4rjc6fdopkg8or@4ax.com...
> On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 05:23:56 -0700, witan <tsr1936***********> wrote:
>
>>On Sep 18, 4:13 pm, Phisherman <no...@nobody.com> wrote:
>>> Whenever I try to update my system clock using "Date and Time
>>> Properties," "Internet Time," I get the following error:
>>>
>>> An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with
>>> time.windows.com
>>>
>>> I tried another server (time.nist.gov) with the same results. Then I
>>> tried installing "Atomic Alarm Clock" by Drive Software Company. When
>>> trying to get the time I get the following error:
>>>
>>> Failed to get atomic time
>>>
>>> I'm using Windows XP Home and going through a WinProxy server. I
>>> enabled the time servers in the firewall. Any ideas?

>>
>>Make sure that the Windows Time service (W32Time) is running.

>
>
> The w32Time is running. Set to "automatic." I tried stopping and
> starting the service, still fails to contact the server.
>
>



 
Unread 18-09-2007, 07:59 PM   #7
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Re: Date and Time Properties: Internet Time

On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 11:17:18 -0500, "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom>
wrote:

>tock.usno.navy.mil



That worked! And it worked BOTH in Windows Date/Time Properties and
Atomic Alarm Clock. Don't know exactly why this works and the other
servers did not, perhaps a different protocol?

Many thanks to Unknown. And, I must say, the US Navy rocks!
 
Unread 18-09-2007, 07:59 PM   #8
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Re: Date and Time Properties: Internet Time

Happy it solved your problem.
"Phisherman" <noone@nobody.com> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 11:17:18 -0500, "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom>
> wrote:
>
>>tock.usno.navy.mil

>
>
> That worked! And it worked BOTH in Windows Date/Time Properties and
> Atomic Alarm Clock. Don't know exactly why this works and the other
> servers did not, perhaps a different protocol?
>
> Many thanks to Unknown. And, I must say, the US Navy rocks!



 
Unread 20-09-2007, 02:59 AM   #9
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RE: Date and Time Properties: Internet Time

> An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with
> time.windows.com


This worked in XP Home SP2:
Open a command prompt - run cmd.exe - then type these lines:

net stop w32time
w32tm /unregister <-- [ignore error message]
w32tm /register
net start w32time

Go to the clock and click 'Update Now'. I used time-a.nist.gov for the server.

In the registry there were two extra values "Group=" and "FailureActions="
in the first key
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\W32Time] and one extra
subkey [..\W32Time\Enum] (with values) in the old non-working registry
configuration. Maybe that's what's causing the problem. I suspect the
"FailureActions=" value may have been bad and getting rid of it fixed the
problem (but I didn't try to recreate the problem).
 
Unread 22-09-2007, 09:01 AM   #10
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"Phisherman" <noone@nobody.com> wrote in message
news:2bcve3hj7usr44e7bcltusg499955jvlvh@4ax.com...
> Whenever I try to update my system clock using "Date and Time
> Properties," "Internet Time," I get the following error:
>
>
> An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with
> time.windows.com
>
>
> I tried another server (time.nist.gov) with the same results. Then I
> tried installing "Atomic Alarm Clock" by Drive Software Company. When
> trying to get the time I get the following error:
>
>
> Failed to get atomic time
>
>
> I'm using Windows XP Home and going through a WinProxy server. I
> enabled the time servers in the firewall. Any ideas?


I just love the guess work on this newsgroup.
Read the last paragraph.

<http://tf.nist.gov/service/time-servers.html>

Google for another ntp server such as <us.pool.ntp.org>


 
 

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