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21 March 2011 @ 06:18 pm
Google Is the Answer to Life's Problems  
Normally I'm someone who uses the Internet and search engines in particular to solve just about every problem life throws at me. Especially, but not limited to technological problems. For example, last week I googled:

  • how long approximately one needs to make a mini-dress for someone six foot tall (my mother is knitting Sis a mini-dress and neither she nor I are anywhere near six foot tall, but Sis is)

  • how to program a particular cooling unit for servers (at my father's work they got one for free, but a manual wasn't included and nobody had managed to program it without one)

  • how to make chicken stuffing (self-explanatory)

  • where/how to register to vote by mail (also self-explanatory)

Now I have a problem that I'm almost embarrassed to google and it's not a health problem or anything that's my fault. At least I don't think so.

*takes deep breath*

My computer is stuck in a time-loop

That is the computer clock keeps repeating a period of time over and over. The date never changes either. I can set the clock or use the internet update function, but then it just does the same thing again with a different starting point.

It's happened before. But back then I managed to fix it. I tried the same solution this time, but nothing doing. I don't even want to call Dell about it. Well, I never want to call Dell because I'm a phone!phobic, but I especially don't want to call with something as silly as this. It sounds like something out of a sci-fi B-movie. I'm sure there is nothing the tech support folks haven't heard yet, but I'd feel stupid calling with a problem like that.
Current Mood: crazycrazy
likesthequietlikesthequiet on March 21st, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
I can fix your time loop worries, worry not (at least, I think I can). What you need is this fantastic piece of software from the World Time Service.

The software is FREE and it's called "Atomic Clock Sync". Not only can it change the length of time between Windows Time Syncs with the net (I've got it set to every 24 hours) but it has a "Repair" function that is step-by-step and should hopefully get your computer working in the right time again.

Grab it from: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/atomic-clock/.

Let me know if it works or not! :D
Illman: B5 - Doomillman on March 22nd, 2011 12:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link, but unfortunately, it didn't help. I used the repair function and it set the clock correctly, but it just started looping again from there :-/ I guess I'll have to get serious about finding a solution to this because it is starting to get annoying.