Fast clock

Here’s an annoying thing: my Windows clock has started running fast. It completes a minute in only 52 seconds — I’ve timed it with my wristwatch stopwatch. I found a fix for this on Google Groups,

C:>net stop w32time
The Windows Time service is stopping.
The Windows Time service was stopped successfully.

C:>w32tm.exe /unregister
The following error occurred: Access is denied. (0x80070005)

C:>w32tm.exe /unregister
W32Time successfully registered.

C:>w32tm.exe /register
W32Time successfully registered.

C:>net start w32time
The Windows Time service is starting.
The Windows Time service was started successfully.

but unfortunately it doesn’t work on my PC. It’s amazing to discover just how much I rely on my PC clock. My Mum runs all the clocks in her house fast, anywhere between 5 minutes and 25 minutes fast. This, I have to admit, is much more annoying.

I thought I’d fixed the problem by running System File Checker (SFC /scannow) … but seemingly not. I suspect I may have to soon restore a working Ghost image of my system. How annoying. How terribly annoying.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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