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Re: PC Clock problem.



I am also having this same problem. It seems to have happened recently. I
also leave just WISP rining on the PC and I am getting hugh amounts of PC
clock time loses over night.

fredk@kcbbs.gen.nz wrote:

> Hi Guys,
>              Has anyone experienced problems with the PC clock
> losing time when running WiSP?   I have an experimental second
> station running WiSP round the clock and am dogged with an
> intermittent slow running clock problem.   All seems to be well for a
> period -  2 to 3 weeks on occasions - and then for some reason the
> PC clock starts to lose; and I mean lose!    14 secs per minute on
> one occasion! (Measured by opening up the Windows clock which
> is no mean feat as the mouse pointer has a mind of its own - no
> doubt a spin off of the timing problem.)   Since removing every
> vestage of the loaded WiSP prog. two weeks ago and reloading
> with the latest version downloaded on the same day, it has
> behaved itself. On checking this morning the PC had lost just over
> 4 minutes since last nights passes of KO-25 and UO-22 - which it
> ran properly . UO-22 is set to update the clock incidently but as it
> had lost so much overnight it failed to do so during this mornings
> early passes. Assuming that the clock was corrected on the last
> pass last night it suffered its 4 minute loss in the space of about 10
> hrs.   Quite mild compared to previous losses but more that
> enough to screw up the project!
>     On shutting the PC down and re booting the PC time corrects
> itself and away we go again - but for how long?   The PC's only 1
> year old - Pentium 3 and is running Windows 98. It is dedicated to
> the sat. station - no junk software.   It is LAN connected but the
> problem comes up both with and without the LAN plugged in the
> wall.      Incidently, prior to the reload a different mother board was
> installed just to be sure.
>    Anyone had the problem?  Alternatively, can anyone tell me how
> I can identify what's 'preoccupying' the clock - or whatever?
>
>  73
> Fred
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