First off let me say that I think Bitcoin really a neat idea.
Anyway, so I got turned on to Bitcoin by a friend. Hit up a few Bitcoin faucets, bought a few coins from the same friend. Had my coins on my laptop, but I wanted to transfer them to my desktop. Half to keep them more safe (in my own mind), and just to test transferring my wallet. Followed the guide here
to a "T." Only now, both my laptop and desktop clients say: "Warning: Please check that your computer's date and time are correct. If your clock is wrong Bitcoin will not work properly." They won't reconfirm my transactions on the new computer, and it's processing blocks very slowly and intermittently.
My system clock is correct on both machines. The CMOS battery on my laptop is dead, and the time is all screwy when I first boot it up, but I always correct it, but my desktop is totally fine. I've tried everything I can think of: re-installing Bitcoin, transferring my wallet again, obsessively looking at my time settings (time, date, & time zone), even reformatting and reinstalling Windows (XP). Nothing works, and I'm wondering what the problem is.
I've asked a few times on #bitcoin on FreeNode, but people just say: "a node near you is out of sync", or "it'll just fix itself." I'm hoping it will fix itself, but it's been a few days already and I'm kinda worried at this point. Does anybody have any ideas?