Internet Time Sync problems

Hi there!
I'm having internet time sync issues, and I've done what I can to fix it.
This is a brand new laptop running on Win7 64-bit.

I've already tried changing Time servers, and each time I start up my computer, it's the same time that I had turned it off the night before.
(Actually, this morning it was an hour after I turned it off.)
I've gone into the registry and changed the SpecialPollInterval to 86400, and still I'm having issues.

The only Anti-Virus software I have on this computer, for now, is Avast!

sooo yeah.

Thank you!


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Last updated November 13, 2018 Views 17,949 Applies to:

Hi JinoW00f,


Step 1:Let`s try to sync clock using command line.


a)       Click Start, All Programs and then Accessories.

b)       Right click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.

c)       In the command shell type “w32tm /resync” (without quotes) and press Enter.

d)       Restart the computer and check for the issue.


Step 2:If this does not help, then let`s check for any system file corruptions.


a)       Click Start, All programs and then Accessories.

b)       Right Click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.

c)       In the Command Prompt window type “sfc /scannow” (without quotes) and then press Enter.

d)       After the scan has completed, close the command prompt window, restart the computer and check for the issue.


For additional information, you may refer the following article:

How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7


If this does not help, then I would suggest you to check the CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor) battery, if that is causing the issue. 


Syed N – Microsoft Support
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