My computer has jumped an hour ahead. Does this mean that y2k is : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

going to take me down or can I just ignore this. In other words, is this going to put me out of business by leading to further problems? What do I do? Is it software or hardware? Y'all know what a dummy I am.


-- Taz (, February 10, 2000


go to LOCUTUS Software, and download SocketWatch and let it maintain your clock for you. It's a great little program. As shareware you get one access a day, pay em the 5 or 15 bucks and they let you access as much as you need to.


-- Chuck, a night driver (, February 10, 2000.

Actually, socketwatch is at this location:

You can also go to

and find it in the Products list at the bottom left of the web page.


-- Chuck, a night driver (, February 10, 2000.

Chuck...I really don't care what time the computer says. I just want to know if this is the beginning of the end of my computer????

-- Taz (, February 10, 2000.

I had my computer on last fall during the switch from Daylight Savings time back to Standard time. At midnight Windows announced it was adjusting the time display for the change. And it set the clock back an hour to 11 PM.

60 minutes later the same announcement showed up. And 12 midnight became 11 PM again.

An hour later the same thing happened. I reset the display clock to 1 AM and shut down. Since then I've had no problem. Not at the Y2k rollover either.

No explanations either. (This was Win 95.)

-- Tom Carey (, February 10, 2000.

The answer is: YES!

-- alreadygiven (WeEfKa@the.kbd), February 10, 2000.


Dummy. Uh huh... Don't know what OS you have, but if it's Win95/Win98 I concur that you probably just saw one of Windows annoying little "features". Reset the clock and get on with life. Socketwatch will utilize internet-based timeservers to synch your PC's clock with those 2nd or 3rd-level timeservers. Don't use it myself -- I have stuff on a larger box that does the same thing. BTW, one bad thing about, e.g., Socketwatch, is that it will mask where your PC's clock is steadily losing more and more time (as in minutes per day). That can alert you to a dying BIOS battery.

BTW, thanks for your response on my "Costa Rica". Your political commentary re.CR was most illuminating. Also, I doubt they'd be using the airport as you said -- probably heavy-lift choppers. Maybe something, maybe nothing...

-- Redeye in Ohio (, February 10, 2000.


Also check the Timezone setting on your PC. That could account for being an hour off if someone changed it.

-- Steve (, February 10, 2000.

My pacemaker does the same damn thing!

-- imanidiot (, February 10, 2000.

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