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'Why 2 Kay'
1999\12\23@030754 by Mario I. Arguello

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Hi Folks,

I am a designer and manufacturer of miniature electric RC helicopters. Being
a model maker for many years and finding the need for automating some home
equipment I built a 3 axis router to speed up my home manufacturing shop.

I built the 3 axis router using an older PC and have had good results with
until last night.  In view of this Y2K situation, I tried backing up the PC's
system clock via CMOS setup routine.  Except, without realizing, I entered
for the year field"19" ... my reasoning was to set the clock way back so to
fool the PC into believing it was operating on the year 1919. However soon
after that I was unable to access the C drive and lost system access. Somehow
via a DOS recovery diskette I was able to access the C drive but the hard
drive file names were all garbled (unreadable), I did notice the dates had
changed to 2019 and not 1919 as I had hoped.

I realize then that this Y2K things is serious and became more concern over
its impact on not only my home made manufacturing machine but also on my
everyday PC and the impact it can have on our daily lives.

I feel I am going to have to trash my current PC router setup.  I am using a
very simple program called DANCAD/DANCAM it came with the 3 axis controller
board I bought from Camtronics.

Are there any suggestions as to what my options may be? I have other spare
PC's I can try setting the date a few years back like 1989 instead of 1919 (I
think I was to greedy:) ).

Mario

1999\12\24@020149 by Clyde Smith-Stubbs

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On Thu, Dec 23, 1999 at 03:05:18AM -0500, Mario I. Arguello wrote:

> Are there any suggestions as to what my options may be? I have other spare
> PC's I can try setting the date a few years back like 1989 instead of 1919 (I

Set it to 1972. That has the same dates as 2000. Same trick works with non-y2k
video recorders etc.

Merry Xmas.

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