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    Unable to update system clock via Internet Time and start Windows Time Service on Windows XP

    When I clicked on Internet Time tab available in Date and Time Properties window and press the ‘Update Now’ button on my PC running on Windows XP, I got the error message saying “An error occurred getting the status of the last synchronization. The RPC server is unavailable”. I went into ‘Control Panel’ settings and clicked the ‘Start the service’ under ‘Windows Time’. But, my system displayed an error message “could not start the windows time service on local computer, error 2: The system cannot find the file specified again” this time. In what way can I get rid of these errors?



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    Re: Unable to update system clock via Internet Time and start Windows Time Service on Windows XP

    The first step required is to go to the bottom part the desktop and locate the “Start” button. Press that button afterwards and wait until the start menu become visible on the screen. Then, click ‘Run’ option available in that menu. Find out ‘Open’ label from the ‘Run’ dialog box pop up on the screen and type cmd into it the box next to that label. After that, press the ‘OK’ button available on the dialog box. Once the black command prompt window comes up on the screen, type the commands like NET STOP W32TIME, W32TM /Register and NET START W32TIME into it. Do not forget to press ‘Enter’ key after each command for executing them. After the execution of the last command, try to update the system clock and start the time service again to check for the issue.

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    Re: Unable to update system clock via Internet Time and start Windows Time Service on Windows XP

    HI, my dear friend....to resolve this issue ..............follow the below steps

    first click the start menu and open the RUN , and type services.msc and press ENTER key

    then in the services window find the RPC locator service

    Under service status right click on RPC locator service and select Start

    then close the services window and restart the PC

    ..........and your problem will be solved,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ALL THE BEST...!!!!!!!!

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