My system clock is constantly getting out of sync. I have no idea how or why this started happening. I first noticed it yesterday evening. I checked that the time zone was OK, and synced manually. After some time, I noticed that the clock was behind again, so I synced again… And this happened again and again. I probably synced my clock more than 10 times during the last 24 hours.
I constantly checked the time and compared it to my ipad during the day. It did not look, that it was “going slower” and lagging behind bit by bit. It stayed OK for some time, then suddenly it was way behind. Sometimes hours behind. And sometimes it went out of wack mere minutes after the manual sync. It kinda felt, like the clock simply stopped at some point.
For example, take a look at the screens below.
I synced the clock and left home for some errands. The PC was idle all this time. When I came back at 8 PM and checked the clock - it was 4 hours behind
And I know it has nothing to do with AFK. My PC is always ON and it never sleeps (
Sleep set to
Never). Also, the clock goes out of sync, even when I’m not AFK, and I’m doing something on the PC at that moment. I simply compare time to the ipad and… it’s behind.
What happened yesterday
Well, nothing particularly special happened yesterday. Only 2 things come to mind.
- I manually changed the time on my unRAID server. I noticed it was 2 hours of, and manually changed Pacific to Eastern timezone. I am linux newb, and have no idea why this happened on unraid. But it happened to me before, and I fixed it exactly the same way.
- My windows activation expired. I used Microsoft Toolkit to activate for years, but MTK was abandoned some months ago. I had windows warnings about expiration for some time now, I ignored it. But yesterday I finally got the
Activate Windowsin the bottom right of the screen. I am in process of looking for the MTK replacement (probably KMS_VL_ALL).
I really really do not want to re-install windows at this time. It has been 3+ years since my last clean install and it will take me a week to get things backed up, and re-installed, and tweaked back the way I like it.
If you need any more info, please lemme know.
Thanks in advance for any help.