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ClockCard Installation Information
How to install the ClockCard card and software in your PC
PCI Version External Version ISA Version

PCI Version Installation

Hardware Installation
Insert ClockCard into an available PCI Bus Slot in your PC

  1. While Windows is running, check the Device Manager to see that it is clean (no question marks next to devices).

  2. Shut down computer and unplug from wall. Remove the cover to your computer's case.

  3. Place the PCI Real Time Clock into an empty PCI slot. Since the card is Plug 'n Play there are no jumpers to set. Information for installing ClockCard in a PCI Express slot.

  4. Replace your computer's cover.

Complete installation involves installing the physical card in the computer, installing the card driver software for Windows, and installing the ClockWatch application software.


Software Installation

Driver Installation—Windows 98/Me Users

  1. Turn your computer on and allow Windows to load.
    The Windows New Hardware Wizard will detect the PCI Real Time Clock as a “PCI System Peripheral” or a “Base System Device”. Select the "Search for the best driver for your device" option. Make sure the CD-ROM drive option is checked.

  2. Place the provided CD-ROM in the drive. When prompted by the New Hardware Wizard for the driver location, select your CD-ROM drive.
    Check “Specify a location” and press the ‘Browse’ button to browse for the driver. The driver is usually at D:\ClkCard\Drivers\Drivers\Win98 on the ClockWatch CD.

  3. Windows will then install the driver: RTC WinRT WDM Device. This is the device driver for the PCI ClockCard.

  4. You can verify driver installation in the Device Manager:
    Open the Device Manager (Control Panel>System) and select the “Hardware” tab
    The device will be listed as WinRT Devices>RTC WinRT WDM Device.

    Verify that the device is working properly by selecting the device and viewing its properties.


Driver Installation -Windows NT 4.0 Users

  1. Turn your computer on and allow Windows NT to load.

  2. When prompted to login, you must log in with either the machine administrator
    account or a Windows NT domain administrator account.

  3. Place the provided CD-ROM in the  drive. From the start menu, select the Run... option. Enter the command X:ClkCard\Drivers\install.bat and press the Enter key, replacing X with the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive.

  4. Restart the computer.

The necessary software to operate the ClockCard is now installed for Windows NT 4.0. See Operating Instructions for steps to set the time.


Driver Installation -Windows 2000/XP/2003 Users

  1. Turn on computer, start Windows XP/2003

  2. In most cases Windows will detect the PCI Real Time Clock as a “Base System Device”.

  3. Select the “Search for the best driver for your device" (2k) or “Install from a list or specified location” (XP/2003) option. Make sure the CD-ROM drive option is checked.

  4. Place the provided ClockWatch CD-ROM in the drive. When prompted by the
    New Hardware Wizard for the driver location, select your CD-ROM drive.

  5. Wizard will give listing of two drivers. If asked to choose the driver for the
    RTC WinRT WDM Device, select the Win2k driver located in the
    ..\drivers\win2k directory on the CD-ROM
    Do not install the Windows 98 driver from the Win98 directory

  6. If prompted, restart the computer.

Verifying Driver Installation
You can verify driver installation in the Device Manager:

  • Open the Device Manager: (Control Panel>System>Hardware) or
    (My Computer>Properties>Hardware>Device Manager).

  • The device will be listed as WinRT Devices-RTC WinRT WDM Device.

  • Verify that the device is working properly by selecting the device and viewing its properties.

Reinstalling Driver
If Windows fails to find device:

  • Open the Device Manager, which lists  ClockCard  as: Other Devices>Base System Device.

  • Click the "Properties" on the Base System Device.

  • Press "Reinstall Driver"

  • Place ClockWatch CD in CD-ROM and chose "Install Software Automatically"
    Wizard then installs the driver and finishes.

RTC Service Installation
Normally the Real Time Clock service is run in sequence with the ClockCard installation script. If already installed, there will be a entry under ‘Real Time Clock’ under the Windows Start menu.

If the RTC Service is not installed:

  1. Choose Setup.exe from the ClkCard\Drivers Directory on the CD.
    This will start the “Real Time Clock” Service Installation.
    This will install the service and necessary support files.

  2. Reboot the computer at the conclusion of the installation.

RTC Service Initialization

The RTC must be initialized before running the PCI ClockCard the first time:

  1. In the taskbar, note a small clock face with a red ring.  If the clock is not present then, start manually:
        Select the Real Time Clock> Real Time Clock Setup from the Start menu.

  2. Open the RTC service configuration by double clicking on the red clock face in the task bar.

  3. Set the local date, time and the offset from UTC (UTC is the same as Greenwich Mean Time or GMT)

    For EST set UTC to +5
    For CST set UTC to +6
    For MST set UTC to +7
    For PST set UTC to +8

    Subtract an hour to the offset for Daylight savings time (i.e. EDT is +4)

  4. Press ‘OK’. The Service should now be initialized and should maintain the time, even when changed from the Windows Date/Time applet.

  5. If the initialization fails, you may need to manually stop the ClockWatch Service and start the RTC service to set the local date/time and offset. After initialization, you can restart the ClockWatch service.

Starting and Stopping RTC Service (Win NT/2k/XP/2003)
To manually start and stop the RTC Service:

  • Start or stop the service under the Windows Service Manager (Admin Tasks>Services).

  • Open the “RTC Service” to administer.

External Version Installation

Hardware Installation

1 Unpack

Unpack the receiver, data cable and power supply. Locate the ClockWatch CD-ROM.

2 Position the Receiver

Locate the clock near the computer.

3 Plug in the Power Supply

The clock  gets its power from the external power supply (included).  The green LED should light when the receiver is powered and the switch is on. 

4 Connect the Clock to Computer

Connect the clock to the computer serial port using the included DB-9 connector and data cable.  Verify that the connectors are plugged into both the serial port and the clock.


ISA Version Installation

Hardware Setup

If the default jumper settings are correct, installing the ClockCard card is merely a matter of plugging it in. No other special actions have to be taken for the ClockCard to work properly

If necessary, the address used by ClockCard can be set to an address which doesn’t conflict with other devices in the host computer.  The ClockCard is shipped from the factory set for D000h.  If you need to change this address, select one which will not conflict with another device in the host computer. The on-board jumpers allow selection of one of six discrete addresses in the range of C800-DC00.

Inserting ClockCard into an Available ISA Bus Slot in your PC

  1. The Beagle Software ClockCard is an 8-BIT adapter card that may be installed into the 8-bit portion of any ISA, EISA or VLB (Vesa Local Bus) bus slot.

  2. Optionally, you can connect one of the LED’s (for example the Turbo LED) on the chassis. To do this, take the wire from the LED and connect it to the pins marked "JP3" on the ClockCard. Note that you must connect the LED the right way around. If in step 8 the LED on the card starts to flash, but the external LED does not flash, then you have connected the LED the wrong way around. Reverse the LED cable.

  3. Switch the computer on. You should hear a beep as the computer starts, and a message on the screen should appear to indicate ClockCard is working.

  4. The LED on the ClockCard should start flashing. If you connected one of the LED’s from the chassis to the card, it too should start to flash.

  5. Switch the computer off and then close the case of your computer.

  6. Your computer is functioning properly and the ClockCard is now active.


Changing The Default I/O Address

ClockCard occupies a single 4 Kb upper memory area (between C800h and DC00h) address and the ROM address in UMA to be used by it. When looking at the ClockCard card with its edge connector pointing down, you can see the following arrangement of jumper pins:

 ClockCard ROM address in UMA

UMA Address
C800- CC00
D000-D400 (default)


ClockWatch Software Installation

  1. Install the ClockWatch software from the CD-ROM, choosing the ClockWatch options to match your edition order (i.e., Pro, Sentry or Server).

  2. Reboot the computer and test ClockCard by opening the ClockCard test screen (Options>ClockCard>Test) in ClockWatch.

  3. Enable ClockCard as a time base under the ClockCard options tab (Options>ClockCard).

Operating Instructions
Set the Real Time Clock's time by clicking the "Set Time" button in ClockWatch, which will check and set the the time on ClockCard.

Any attempts to change the time without using ClockWatch will be reset to ClockCard's time within 10 seconds. Any other deviation in time will also revert to ClockCard's time within 10 seconds.

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Last reviewed March 19, 2008