Constant XP Error #949341: Messin' With MY Clock?!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bobber205, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020


    Nov 15, 2005
    Now, everytime I come from XP into my OS X install, my clock is WAY off by a random amount.

    I'm kind of getting tired fixing it. This only happens after I use XP. The clock in XP is set correctly though unless I boot into OS X coming from XP then back into XP. Then it's messed up. A fix in XP doesn't help.

    Heard of this? *sighs* :rolleyes:
  2. mischief macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2001
    Santa Cruz Ca
    it isn't a random amount. XP gets it's time in GMT, writes it to Firmware and then translates in software to local time. OS X, however writes local time to Firmware. As the two switch off (assuming automatic network time is shut off on both) the time will get out of sync by about 8 hours every time. Turn on network Time sync (automatic) in both OS's and make sure there's a connection handy when you restart. I'm sure this'll get fixed with the finnished release.:)
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Basically correct except you got it backwards, OS X is the GMT one (as any good unix) while Windows expects local time.


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