IBM PCs and PC-XTs do not include a real-time system clock that will
retain the correct time and date after repowering the system. IBM
introduced a real-time system clock in the IBM AT. Microsoft MS-DOS
can only access real-time clocks that are compatible with the IBM AT.
The Amstrad company no longer has their own dedicated support division
in the United States. Instead, they have divided service and support
responsibilities among three companies. Issues dealing with out-of-
warranty Amstrad products are handled by the Sinotech Corporation,
which can be reached by calling (708) 566-0504. Warranty issues for
Amstrad "1000 series" products are handled by the Dictaphone
Corporation, at (800) 858-8504. Warranty issues for Amstrad "2000
series" products are handled by the Dow Jones Corporation at (800)
The former Amstrad U.S. service center in Irving, Texas is no longer
in operation; however, you may contact Amstrad at their international
169 Kings Rd.
England CM 144 EF
Phone: (011)(44) 277-228-888
The product included here, Amstrad 8086 XT, is manufactured by vendors
independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise,
regarding this product's performance or reliability.