[ntp:questions] Re: Windows timekeeping - sudden degradation - why?
martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Wed Dec 7 20:14:06 UTC 2005
David J Taylor wrote:
> I would try a different version of NTP, but this one has been working 100%
> correctly until 14:20 On Dec 02, and continues to work on the other
> systems. You can see this from the weekly and monthly plots. I used to
> have poor stability on this system until upgrading to Windows XP SP2, and
> others have seen a similar behaviour. It is as if something undid
> whatever change SP2 made.
Maybe re-installing SP2 would fix the problem?
> It's possible that I did upgrade some software - many programs offer to do
> that for you on the fly - but I would have thought the system restore
> would have fixed that. I also tried uninstalling QuickTime, as there is a
> suggestion that if the multi-media timer is enabled in Windows, that can
> cause these problems. As yet, I haven't found out how to determine
> whether the multi-media timer is enabled, and if so, how to disable it.
Maybe there's a program which is run in cyclic intervals to check if new
updates are available?
BTW, which version of ntpd have you been running before this happened?
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