Diagnosis & Fix into one package, My 200 mhz pentium Failed ! Beware hey

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I found out about these guys at www.solvesite.com after my wife brought home one of these puppies, she's a nurse with Mercy Medical and the hospital bought 200 of these for all their computers, and had a raffle for the rest of them. I tried it on my home office P.C, which was bought in late 97 , a 200 mhz pentium...Was Supposed to be Y2K Compliant!!! Well, this Timebomb pro thing ran the whole gauntlet of tests and found it's Real Time Clock was not Compliant !! so it installed a fix & retested it, pretty cool thing hey. After raising hell with my computer outlet they told me that they don't always test all 3 clocks on the computer....these guys also let people resell them if your into that sort of thing, lotsa good info on there.


-- Miles Compton (milesco@vnet.com), April 02, 1999


try the IntelliFix Pro package, which will fix all 3 clocks. you can get it at most any office supply store.

-- jocelyne slough (jonslough@tln.net), April 03, 1999.

Can anyone guess what 'all 3 clocks' might mean? As a PC designer, I find this fascinating. The original time and date (at bootup) come from the Real Time Clock. All Real Time Clocks are compliant, but the BIOS accessing the RTC might not be.

DOS time/date is kept from an interval timer after initial values are set from the RTC. No other clock sources inside the PC are used to keep real time.

On the other hand, I could easily write code to display messages saying whatever I want, install a 'patch' that modifies what I display, and sell this code to ignorant people. Pretty cool thing, hey?

-- Flint (flintc@mindspring.com), April 03, 1999.

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