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    Unable to synchronise date & time in Win XP since moving to Sky

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      Unable to synchronise date & time in Win XP since moving to Sky

      Hi, I'm new to this forum having only just discovered the site.
      I moved to Sky from ntl cable in March 07 and since then I have been unable to update the date & time in Win XP (previously without problem)
      My XP SP2 is up to date. I use the Netgear DG834GT router in wireless mode and have flashed the firmware sucessfully in case that was the cause of my problem. Have also turned off the XP firewall and also McAfee firewall but that did not help. I still keep getting the message "An error occurred while Windows was synchronising with time.windows.com"
      Can anyone suggest a solution please?
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      Re: Unable to synchronise date & time in Win XP since moving to Sky

      I had the exact same problem and was advised to use this link in my internet timer settings instead. ntp1.easynet.net


      It works fine!


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      Re: Unable to synchronise date & time in Win XP since moving to Sky

      Thanks for that dog-man and sorry fot the delay in replying to your post. I have tried your fix but sadly it has not worked for me. I should be grateful for any other suggestions that might be out there.

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      Re: Unable to synchronise date & time in Win XP since moving to Sky

      There has been an problem with the Windows time server for some time. Try this one ntp0.uk.uu.net It is the Cambridge University clock and it has worked well for me. Check that you have the proper time zone selected and you have the daylight saving box ticked.

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      Re: Unable to synchronise date & time in Win XP since moving to Sky

      The one I posted is still working for me.

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      Re: Unable to synchronise date & time in Win XP since moving to Sky

      The one I posted is still working for me.
      Yup, it is not a Windows (MS) one. There are hundreds that will work, but for some reason the default Windows ones don't.

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      Re: Unable to synchronise date & time in Win XP since moving to Sky

      Try this one?

      ntp.sky.com

      Works fine for me.




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      Re: Unable to synchronise date & time in Win XP since moving to Sky

      same problem for me, i have even tried the 2 or so other sugestions, i still get the error though.

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      Re: Unable to synchronise date & time in Win XP since moving to Sky

      ^^^^^^^^^^
      Try running sfc /scannow you may have a corrupt system file.

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      Re: Unable to synchronise date & time in Win XP since moving to Sky

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      There are hundreds that will work, but for some reason the default Windows ones don't.
      Thanks for all your efforts but sadly still no luck. Have also tried sfc /scannow. Windows intact and uncorrupted. Where will I find a list of other internet time servers?
      SO frustrating.

      WelshGeorge

     

     
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