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  1. Posts : 40
    Windows 10

    Ongoing Time-Service Warning (Event 134)

    Every day, my Event Viewer shows the same warnings twice: Event 134, Time-service. The message is: "NtpClient was unable to set a manual peer to use as a time source because of DNS resolution error on ',0x9'." I have tried most of the 'solutions' found on the internet and none resolve the error.

    I have tried both '' and '' and both settings report the error. The 0x9 is not part of the option. The system time is not wrong. I don't have any DNS errors on the system. I would like to eliminate the warning from the event viewer.

    Anyone know what causes the error or if there is really a fix?


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  2. Posts : 29,691
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 22H2

    Hi BoomerM3

    Do you use a specific DNS?

    Have you tried flushing the DNS? I might actually try these four commands, the first one for sure.

    Use a Command Prompt(admin) or Powershell(admin)

    Do not key in info in brackets, there for your information.

    ipconfig /flushdns (Clear the dns cache)
    nbtstat -RR (release and refresh NetBIOS names)
    netsh int ip reset (reset ip settings)
    netsh winsock reset (Reset Winsock Catalog)

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  3. Posts : 40
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I am using 'automatic DNS'.
    Flushing the DNS made no difference.
    Time-service error still occurs on startup.
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  4. Posts : 29,691
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 22H2

    I read error 134 is a DNS issue and I saw in your opening post that you are not having any DNS issues.

    There is a tutorial on switching DNS which would totally rule out DNS in my opinion. Option 2 is easy and easy to undo.

    Change IPv4 and IPv6 DNS Server Address in Windows

    Is the base time on your machine correct, that is the time in your BIOS?

    An in place repair / upgrade fixes a lot of issues. If you are using V1803 it is an inplace repair, older versions it is an upgrade. The process is non destructive but I always recommend members have a back up of their personal date.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  5. Posts : 40
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    the system time is always correct.

    I switched from auto DNS to a specific DNS.

    Wait and see...
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  6. Posts : 29,691
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 22H2

    Yes but I was just asking as older CMOS batteries can either lose time or outright reset themselves.

    Will be interesting to see results.
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  7. Posts : 40
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Changing the DNS made no difference. "The error was: No such host is known. (0x80072AF9)"
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  8. Posts : 29,691
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 22H2

    In this folder there is a file called hosts (no extension) that can be opened with notepad.


    Each line should start with the # sign which means the line is commented out. ( Informational ).

    Could you see what is in your hosts file. Here is a copy of mine. All lines have a #

    Ongoing Time-Service Warning (Event 134)-image.png

    What AV(s) are you using?
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  9. Posts : 40
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    My Hosts is identical to yours.
    No aftermarket AV - only Win Defender.
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  10. Posts : 29,691
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 22H2

    May sound crazy

    Have you tried another user profile?

    Found this article, you likely have already seen but just in case.

    Any thoughts on doing inplace repair.

    I should have asked in begining... when did this start? What changes were made or what outages occurred around this time?
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