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#1 dewitt dennison

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 09:30 PM

I have a 755 OptiPlex that had windows installed. I bought it used and found the os was an illegal copy so I wiped the hdd and installed zorin. now the date and time in the bios runs fast. anyone have any ideas about what might be the cause   thx  DeWitt



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 10:24 PM

Try resetting the BIOS settings, then installing a new os. Consider a Linux Distro.



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 01:14 AM

Kirbyofdeath, hate to tell you this, but Zorin IS a Linux Distro, or was that a joke? (Zoom, over my head, lol)

 

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BTW dewitt - I am currently running two (2) flavours of Zorin, 64-bit, is yours 32-bit or 64?

 

You're going to need to flesh out details a bit to get the best help, we can help you with that. See my avatar and signature for starters.

 

If no-one else has said it, :welcome: to BC, and to Linux!

 

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 01:40 AM

I cant see how Zorin would affect the BIOS that way.

 

 

Try resetting the BIOS settings


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:52 AM

thx for the advice and welcome. I retired and got involved into computers about 3-4 months ago when a friend had trouble with his xp. I just got some info off utube and help him get it going again. sense then i've made my first build and found a new hobby for my retirement. I think at this point i'll see if the guys at the computer shop can confirm my suspicion that the bios is not working out with this Linux os. thx DeWitt

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 03:06 AM

 

I think at this point i'll see if the guys at the computer shop can confirm my suspicion that the bios is not working out with this Linux os.

When you do can you please report back with what they said?

 

If that is the case, This is the first time I heard of it.

 

Before you waste any money at a PC shop, May I suggest you post your suspicions over at the Ubuntu forum.

http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=331&s=37f9d375715eced8028f90336adc0e7b

 

See what they say.


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 03:25 AM

Or failing that, try Zorin Forum here

 

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