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Windows Update and Time Service Woes. Please help!

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OK guys. This whole debacle started earlier this evening when I unplugged and opened up my custom rig to install an extra case fan. I had already powered off the system before I unplugged it. Anyways, when I booted back up again, the bios had lost all of its settings. Time, boot priority, everything. I reset the time manually, and changed the boot settings back to my RevoDrive (screamin' fast by the way ). I then entered the OS, and everything seemed just peachy. Until a little while later: Windows Update gave me the error code 80072F8F, and said "Windows Update Encountered An Unknown Error". A little digging and I found out that this could possibly be caused by the system time being off sync or wrong. Simple right? Just go in and sync it with internet time. Wrong.

When I tried to do that, it said "Unable to start the Windows time service. Please try again later." I went to services.msc and it said that the time service wasn't started, so I started it. But upon trying to sync with internet time again, it said that "An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with time.windows.com". Yes, even after I started the Windows Time Service, it still didn't work. Also, many programs, like AVG and Crysis won't work properly without correctly synced time. For instance, AVG displays the error message "Your computer system time seems to be inaccurate. This may lead to false virus database up-to-dateness reporting. Please correct your system time if possible.", and Crysis displays the error message "Warning! Your system time appears to be incorrect, would you like to check it online against a time server? Your system time will not be adjusted automatically. Please correct the time manually, if necessary. A reboot may be required afterwards." and then if you click no (because I can't sync in the first place), it says "Invalid system-time detected. Please check and correct your local system-time setting. A reboot may be required afterwards."

I don't know what to do. I can't update Windows at all, and a lot of programs are having issues because of the time not being up to date. Could it be an issue my bios/motherboard? I have an ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 if that matters. Thanks in advance for the help!
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Dead CMOS battery perhaps...?

Or have the bios settings stayed as they should now...?

wonder if there is some form of infection on the system...
Edited by Adam23 - 1/5/11 at 1:22am
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