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Disabling the adjustments of Date & time??


We have a clocking in system here at my work place. But some people are adjusting the times to get out earlier and is causing us major issues. I have tried to search everywhere for the answer but not having much luck. Im not sure weather this is possible in Winows 98, where as in Xp u can disable the changing of time and date. Any ideas???

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  • Emma J
    Emma J Mar 11, 2009


    Thanks for the help Lee (again) I did try this. It worked once only Ive just tried to do this again and it didnt work.

    Any other suggestions?


  • Emma J
    Emma J Mar 11, 2009

    Anyone know how to open usingthe hex editor, I have gone as far as opening but dont know how to enter the hex view?????


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Hi there.
This is the best i can remember about Win98
In Win98, rename the timedate.cpl to _timedate.cpl from your system folder and open in a hex editor and go to the location that is on or around 0x010b36. there you will see a table of DOS commands.
simply rename "time" (and/or "date") to something else (as long as it's exactly 4 characters long!). then bring up a new DOS window and you will see that it only accepts your new command for changing the time and date.
This method, in combination with (renaming timedate.cpl), and
making sure that your BIOS settings are password protected, should prevent virtually anyone who is a non-guru from changing the system time.

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Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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    Lee Hodgson Mar 11, 2009

    hi there,
    you can download a hex editor free from the net, you say it worked first time? It sounds to me like one of your staff knows your admin password and/or bios password or is far more clued up with computers that they let on.
    Change all the admin and bios passwords, log in to the admin account and try again, if the computer has a chassis lock or a hole for one is suggest you lock it with a padlock as the bios password can be wiped by shorting pins on the motherboard.
    Good luck with it and please post back with the results if you need any more help.



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