MS-DOS Shell Clock Does Not Update When POWER Is Running (96960)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0

This article was previously published under Q96960


When you are running POWER with MS-DOS Shell, the clock in the lower-right corner (on the message bar) is not updated when the machine is in the power conservation mode.


This problem occurs because of the design of Shell. Shell uses an internal counter and updates the time display when this counter reaches 65535. Under normal circumstances, the counter reaches 65535 approximately one time per minute. When POWER is loaded, the rate at which the counter is incremented is slowed considerably. As a result, the time display is updated approximately one time per hour.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in MS-DOS Shell version 6.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/19/1999
Keywords: KB96960