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November 22, 2004, 8:45 pm
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without a problem except that the Lithium rechargeable battery needed to be
replaced. I did that and the clock on the motherboard runs fine, I can also
read the correct time in the BIOS. The problem is that when I suspend then
resume (there is no ON/OFF switch) DOS does not update its own clock. The
hardware is working correctly because when I reboot DOS, DOS picks up the
correct time and the "time" command returns the right time - UNTIL I
suspend. At that point, when I resume, DOS shows the LAST time from when the
system was suspended.
I beleive the broblem is that I am missing a driver or .SYS file in
config.sys and that without that bit of code, DOS does not update its own
clock on every resume. Gateway has no answer for me, neither does their web
I repeat, the hardware works fine as evidenced by the fact that DOS updates
its clock when I reboot (Ctrl-Alt-Del).
Does someone have a Handbook 486 with the missing driver, utility or piece
of software that they could pull off and email to me. I would be willing to
pay $10 for your trouble. Could you also email me your config.sys and
autoexec.bat? This would have to be someone whose Handbook 486 clock is
updated on every resume, of course. I beleive my problem lies in the fact
that the company that sold me the Handbook 486 left out some of the
utilities and drivers peculiar to the Handbook.
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replace the 2004 with the previous year
Thanks in advance
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