SOVLED! Windows 10 Timer Not Working

Regarding Windows 10 Timer not working, Alarms & Clock is usually at fault and to fix it, you must reset the app. Depending on the situation, you should consider uninstalling and reinstalling Alarms & Clock, clearing Windows Store cache, performing SFC and DISM scans, using System Restore, … You don’t know your way around Windows and could use some help? In that case, this article is exactly what you need. 

Windows 10 Timer Won’t Work Work: Overview

It’s not uncommon for Windows features to malfunction but once it comes to Windows 10 Timer not working, you should keep these suspects in mind:

  • Bugs
  • App
  • Corruption 

Ways To Get Windows 10 Timer Back To Work

Reset Alarms & Clock 

Generally speaking, Alarms & Clock is a no-nonsense app but like other apps, it could bug out all of a sudden. To get rid of Alarms & Clock bugs, it’s strongly recommended that you reset the app.

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings then go to Apps. 
  • Step 2: Locate Alarms & Clock in Apps & features, select it then choose Advanced options.
  • Step 3: Hit Reset, confirm your action and let the process run from start to finish. 
  • Step 4: Restart your computer.
  • Step 5: When the screen comes back on, determine whether the issue persists.

Uninstall And Reinstall Alarms & Clock

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type Windows PowerShell and hit Run as administrator. 
  • Step 2: In Windows PowerShell (Admin), run the command get-appxpackage *Microsoft.WindowsAlarms* | remove-appxpackage to uninstall Alarms & Clock.
  • Step 3: After the process finishes, restart your computer. 
  • Step 4: Reinstall Alarms & Clock. 

Clear Windows Store Cache

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type WSReset.exe and press Enter. 
  • Step 2: Allow the process to go all the way. 
  • Step 3: See how things turn out. 

Perform SFC And DISM Scans

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type cmd and hit Run as administrator. 
  • Step 2: In Command Prompt (Admin), run the command sfc /scannow to perform SFC scan. 
  • Step 3: As soon as the SFC scan completes, run each of these commands to perform the DISM scan:
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Step 4: Proceed to run the command exit to close Command Prompt.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer. 

Make Use Of System Restore

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type System Restore and press Enter. 
  • Step 2: Select System Restore, choose a restore point and initiate the restoration. 
  • Step 3: Wait until the restoration wraps up then test out the timer. 

Commonly Seen Questions

What should I do if the alarm clock is not working?

  • Take a look at alarm settings.
  • Set the correct date and time.
  • Enable notifications.
  • Increase system volume and disconnect headphones.
  • Disable Focus Assist.
  • Reset Alarms & Clock.

How do I create a new alarm?

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type Alarms & Clocks and hit Enter.
  • Step 2: Hit + to create a new alarm.
  • Step 3: Set the alarm time, name, sound and length.

What must be done if Internet time syncing won’t work?

Via Command Prompt

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type cmd and hit Run as administrator. 
  • Step 2: In Command Prompt (Admin), run the commands down below:
    • w32tm /debug /disable
    • w32tm /unregister
    • w32tm /register
    • net start w32time
  • Step 3: Sync time again. 

Via Services

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type services and press Enter to open Services.
  • Step 2: Locate Windows Time, right-click it and pick Properties. 
  • Step 3: If Service status says stopped, hit Start. If Service status says running, hit Stop, wait for a moment and hit Start.
  • Step 4: Change Startup type to Automatic.
  • Step 5: Select Apply, choose OK and restart your computer. 

Via Date and Time 

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type timedate.cpl and press Enter.
  • Step 2: Navigate to the Internet Time tab.
  • Step 3: Hit Change settings, click the dropdown arrow next to Server and pick another server.
  • Step 4: Choose Update now then select OK.

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