Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: date and time

  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    date and time

    the clock time runs quite fast (right now 12 minutes ahead). Is there a way to adjust this? (The problem was solved for XP because date and time has an internet time tab you can disconnect from but 98 has no such tab).

  2. #2
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    43.8N 81.0W, Ontario
    Posts
    815
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: date and time

    An easy fix is to use a utility program that automatically checks government/scientific/military clocks on the internet and corrects your pc clock. Some are free, some shareware. My choice is SocketWatch, shareware from:
    http://www.robomagic.com

    You could also try searches at:
    http://www.passtheshareware.com/c-time.htm
    http://www.davecentral.com/
    http://cws.internet.com/index.html

    Another great little clock program, in my estimation, is TClockEx (it doesn't correct time, but it has lots of features for you to play with. You can download it free from:
    http://users.iafrica.com/d/da/dalen
    <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3tuserpics/KenK_sig.gif>

  3. #3
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: date and time

    Thanks for the quick response. Trouble for me is I use goback and if the time is adjusted, goback is running, and the machine for some reason does not turn off normally (which happens now and then), there is huge trouble. I turned off one of the clock sites on the internet with the machine that uses xp because it was making it run too fast. Any ideas why the clock would run so fast in the first place?

  4. #4
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    43.8N 81.0W, Ontario
    Posts
    815
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: date and time

    Re your time running too fast; if it is consistently too fast, it could be that your time zone is not properly set in the program you are using to update your clock. I don't know why Goback and your time update program might be incompatable. You could experiment with some different programs. Some have settings that allow you to restrict or schedule the time updates.

    That's about all I can suggest. I'm not very knowlegable about the different systems or interaction of programs. My shtick is to search out and try interesting/useful shareware and freeware on the net.

    Not getting clean shutdowns sounds like one or more programs might not be responding to windows attempts to close them. If windows gets hung on shutdown, try bringing up task manager (CTRL ALT DEL) and check for any programs " Not Responding" and "End Task" them. You could also ensure all files are properly closed, and all programs you have started are closed before you shutdown.
    <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3tuserpics/KenK_sig.gif>

  5. #5
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: date and time

    thank you for the response. The time zone is correct. The clock simply runs fast. I of course can easily reset the time, but why is the windows clock so out of whack in the first place? The problem with goback is goback maintains mirrors of the drive contents going back over days and if you adjust the clock time with goback running, and you have a bad shutdown...big trouble. I solved the bad shutdowns (thanks to this wonderful website which directed me to a patch for Win98se). But it remains puzzling that the clock down in the right corner runs fairly fast.

  6. #6
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Canton, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    1,716
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: date and time

    What kind of big troubles are you referring to with Goback? I have been running Goback for a few years and on different machines. My time is adjusted sometimes automatically and sometimes manually. I have had many bad shutdowns on my Win 98SE machine and never had a problem with Goback. Did you limit Gobacks hard drive space?
    H Lewton

  7. #7
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: date and time

    If you open the clock and manually adjust the time, and then windows locks up when you shut down so that you have to turn off the power yourself, the big trouble is that you cannot reboot and you can't get to goback to go back. Regarding harddrive space, whatever the default amount was when I installed it, is what it is now. (my machine is a laptop with a 6 gig hardrive).

  8. #8
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: date and time

    thanks for the reply. This sounds like something to try. Not sure how to get to the battery on this laptop (it seems like the clock has run fast for some time and I've only had it since 7/99). Thanks

  9. #9
    Plutonium Lounger Leif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    14,010
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: date and time

    Running fast is not a common problem in my view.
    Normally the clock runs slow because other processes take over and distract whatever is time-keeping, so it ends up running slow.
    How long have you had the problem exactly? Do you think since new?

  10. #10
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Canton, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    1,716
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: date and time

    It is usually 10% as the default which would give you about 600 Meg. That may not cover too many days depending upon reboots and all other activities.

    I have done the manual time correction and also had to turn my machine off because it would not shut down. Never once did I have a problem with Goback. Maybe Goback needs removed and reinstalled. The caution there is to make sure you don't need any of the "safe points" Goback has made because if you do reinstall it you will lose them.
    H Lewton

  11. #11
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: date and time

    I think it was always running fast. Since new.

  12. #12
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: date and time

    The crash only happened once but I was traumatized fixing it and won't dare to go through it again. It may have been an anomaly but Goback (when I called them in despair) told me it was a problem they'd known about.

  13. #13
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Canton, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    1,716
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: date and time

    I'm guessing that they had no solution for you. I haven't found any of Roxio's support to be anything to brag about. They also take their good old time getting back to you if you contact them by email. Once it was over a month and I had already found a work around and had forgotten all about the problem when I finally did receive a reply from them.
    H Lewton

  14. #14
    Uranium Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Los Angeles Area, California, USA
    Posts
    7,453
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: date and time

    Hi SR:
    I've had this problem--rather the opposite one, where the clock ran too slow. You may need to replace the CMOS battery, which is fairly cheap at any computer store. I had to do it on a brand new Micron.

    Hope this helps.

  15. #15
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Texas UTC -5:00, Texas
    Posts
    50
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: date and time

    My computer's clock has ALWAYS run fast, since the first day I owned it. I have had this over two years, and every day, the time would gain a couple minutes on the clock. I recently went to the NIST website and downloaded a utulity for free that will check and set your computer clock to the atomic clock. I have mine set up so it is manually activated. I think you can set it up to automatically check and set the clock . I just click on the icon Under * Start * and it will check the atomic clock (Several sites to choose from) and automatically set the computer clock. If you do this, be sure to print out the instructions so you can set it up correctly the first time.

    It takes a few minutes to set the thing up, but once you get it set up right, it is easy, fast, and best of all, it is free...

    I had the battery replaced once and this had no effect on the clock.

    I read somewhere that overclocking will cause the computer clock to run fast. Don't know anything about how to check or change this setting myself.

    Just do a search for NIST and look at the web site if interested.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •