Where (in the World) are you?
The timestamp on your post says you sent it at:
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 12:52:53 -0500
The -0500 indicates that you are in the Eastern Time Zone if you are in the
USA, or in the Bogota, Lima, Quito zone if your are in South America. OR
that you are in Indiana (East), which, ( have heard, has undergone some
recent adjustments of its own. (I don't live in Indiana, so I don't know
the details of this; please ask your neighbors.)
Your post - supposedly at 12:52:53 PM EDT - arrived here in Texas at 12:52
PM CDT, which would be 1:52 PM EDT - an hour late by Usenet standards.
Please click the clock icon in the lower right corner of your desktop and
follow the wizard to set your Time Zone properly. If you need further
instructions, please post back.
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8064.0206) in Win7 Ultimate x64 RC 7100
"Blithe" <invalid@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Re: Vista Ultimate 64X SP2 - random freezes - for months
> Sorry to post this tired, continual issue - here's the event:
> After uneventful computing for several hours this AM - I began to play
> Vista Spider Solitaire for some relaxation & the entire game/cursor -
> everything froze as I was about to win. Typical!
> Please note the time discrepancy below from the event log - indicating the
> correct date/time (7/21) from the log as opposed to the 'description' that
> indicates the wrong time and date from the previous day (7/20).
> In the past, after such freezes, the initial re-start booting message
> often as not would post an option to go to setup (that option would not
> routinely post if the boot proved to proceed normally - but I soon learned
> that whenever the system displayed that message - it was because the setup
> had either lost its date/time completely - or had lost the correct time -
> going back sometimes by days, months, and years - & attempting to restart
> normally without correcting the setup time would always fail at some
> OK - so I changed the CMOS battery - twice - twice because I suspected the
> 1st replaced battery had had too long a shelf time (how does one check
> that battery anyway?) I generally check the Vista desktop date/time right
> after the desktop loads because of this history. I did this AM upon first
> boot & it was correct. I do not know for this event time if the desktop
> time had lost its accuracy at the time of the freeze. I did not notice &
> was too busy cursing.
> So is there a technical explanation here that will lead to a solution?
> Internet discussions of PC time losses sometimes suggest that the time
> kept by the CMOS can differ from the time kept by the OS & that there is a
> way to test that will tell the user which one is at fault.
> Can anyone suggest what I am dealing with? Please advise.
> Log Name: System
> Source: EventLog
> Date: 7/21/2009 12:01:06 PM
> Event ID: 6008
> Task Category: None
> Level: Error
> Keywords: Classic
> User: N/A
> Computer: QuietOne
> The previous system shutdown at 3:34:38 PM on 7/20/2009 was unexpected.