Y2K? Anyone else losing time on their computer?

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Since "rollover" I have noticed on several occasions (including this evening) that my computer has mysteriously lost an hour of time, usually after rebooting following a crash. This never happened to me prior to 1/1/2000. Has anyone else noticed this problem with any degree of regularity?

Perhaps it has something to do with the Crouch-Echlin effect, although the PC I'm using is modern and up to date and has a Y2K compliant BIOS. (It's based on the Abit BP6 dual-processor motherboard, a great board to base a system on, esp. if you're interested in Windows 2000. See www.bp6.com.)

-- Ceemeister (ceemeister@hotmail.com), January 30, 2000


Not the same problem, but 3 times now since rollover I have noticed that my computer clock has jumped *ahead* a full 24 hours. No apparent reason.

-- Steve Baxter (chicoqh@home.com), January 30, 2000.

Puter, still reading Real Time. Means, I have to get up sorry self, and go to work, in a.m. Wish, it might have been different.....

-- Sorry, No (frickingcomputer@time.com), January 30, 2000.

There was a posting on this last week. Same problem...and there were a lot of potential solutions offered by the "gurus".Seemed to have resolved the problem. Maybe someone can remember.

As for me, I haven't lost time on my computer...sure seem to have "wasted" a lot though. Addictive. So much to learn in so many places.

-- Larry (Rampon@Dallas.net), January 30, 2000.

Don't know about the puter, but that thread at the top "The Great Deception.." one has been pretty spooky. It's lost soooo many response units in the last week or so it will fade into ethereal before it hits the archives. Perhaps this is the intended muse, deliquesce via fusion, and subsequent reflux and refolication to forestall the inevitable. [shrug] Heck, I'm just probably seeing things again.

BTW, How'd they do that?

-- Michael (mikeymac@uswest.net), January 30, 2000.

Michael, No offense, but what the heck are you talking about? I don't see a posting/thread on " the Great Deception"

-- Larry (Rampon@Dallas.net), January 30, 2000.

Larry, my wife says the computer room is a black hole of time. Whenever you come in here, you end up spending a LOT more time than you think you had in mind. I suggested that maybe the high speed microprocessors are changing the relative flow of time. Yesterday, I heard my wife singing in here. I came in, and she said she was not singing. I told her what I heard her singing, and she started singing it for me. I told her, I guess I heard you singing in the future when I was in the den. The funny thing, she wouldn't have sung unless I had heard her singing in the future! Parodox!

Not... Too bad the real world can't be more like science fiction! Of course, since my eyes have been opened regarding the synthetic world we live in, I can see that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

-- Ceemeister (ceemeister@hotmail.com), January 30, 2000.

* * * 20000131 Monday

The only time my computer is losing, is the time wading through the "noise" at TimeBomb 2000.

Regards, Bob Mangus

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-- Robert Mangus (rmangus1@yahoo.com), January 31, 2000.

Before the New Years my computer would take ten minutes to boot up, some times longer. Now it takes less than a minute to boot. I didn't do anything to it. It used to disconnect from the web about every twenty minutes or so. Since the rollover it is working fine. Could it be evolving on its own?

I run defrag once in a while but it always tells me that I don't need to do so.

You go figger. What I know about computers is limited to turning it on and using the programs.

Time, seems to have stopped. Had a battery installed fairly rescent but this thing doesn't keep updated. It is actually an old 286 upgraded to 486 running at 120. Something like that!

-- Mark Hillyard (foster@inreach.com), January 31, 2000.

From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California

The reason "The Great Deception" seems to be losing answers is that the thread is more than a week old and peaked in popularity last week. The "new answers" view tallies only those answers that have been received within the past week.

My computer was losing time at an accelerating pace for the past five weeks. At first it was hardly noticeable. A couple weeks ago I started being late for things and reset it. It had accumulated almost a ten-minute error. A week later it was that far off again. Some knowledgeable friends said that this happens if you don't reboot often enough, and has been a problem that's been around for a long time. So, just before rebooting, I timed it and found it lost five minutes in twelve hours! A reboot, without resetting the clock cured the problem and also reset the clock to the correct time without any manual intervention on my part!

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage), January 31, 2000.

a number of people in my area successfully used Intelliquis's "IntelliFix 2000" software to fix their hardware. among other things, it fixes the active realtime clock problem, and it adheres to the British Standards (defacto international standards) for y2k remediation.

for about $30 or maybe less, you can fix the hardware. if you buy the Pro version for around $60 or less, you can fix hardware and software. there is a version that will fix Dos and Windows, and another version that will fix NT and Windows. try it, i think it just may solve the time problems.

-- jocelyne slough (jonslough@tln.net), February 01, 2000.

From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California

Here's why I wouldn't be real quick to jump on any personal computer Y2K fix solution that involves spending money or installing hardware on my computer.

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage), February 01, 2000.

If your clock slows down try this... Swithch computer on. Set the correct time. switch of the monitor for a few hours. The problem normally will be rectified.Your power management is out of kilter. Lionel Bowen

-- Lionel Bowen (bowenl_4163@hotmail.com), April 29, 2002.

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