A technical question re: PC's

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I realize I'm leaving myself open to derision and such, but here's the question. I use my PC's (IBM older Aptiva and new IBM 1452 laptop) primarily for writing, surfing the net and playing Riven, and Pharaoh (yes, the older's of us do enjoy these games). The only other software I use is Quicken for my check book. I rolled my dates over on my clock weeks ago, ran everything in 2000 for two weeks, and everything was and is fine. Out of curiosity, I went to Y2K Test & Fix and ran the test. Everything was fine except the RTC. Do I need to do anything else? Please understand I am not particularly technologically talented. I just want to be able to continue doing what I do without major interruptions. I've backed up all manuscripts and printed hard copies. I have a pen and pad and can always continue writing, but I've become quite fond of these computers. I realize it's late for these types of questions, but perhaps I'm not the only one.

-- Casey DeFranco (caseyd@silcom.com), December 29, 1999


Unless you have one of the few bad bios systems out there you can always set the RTC yourself. I don't have the link in front of me but go to Yahoo or some other search engine and look for a company called RighTime. (No I don't work for it) There is a free test program there you can download to test your bios\RTC. If you have a bios on the old system that isn't fixable it will let you know.

-- (The Engineer@tech.com), December 29, 1999.

Here's the Link:

RighTime(tm) and Y2KPCPRO(tm) (The RighTime Company, Miami)

-- hiding in plain (sight @edge of.nowhere), December 29, 1999.

Thank you, folks. Going there right now.

-- Casey DeFranco (caseyd@silcom.com), December 29, 1999.

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