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by tigerjeaux / October 1, 2012 11:00 AM PDT

I HAVE RECENTLY STARTED TO RECEIVE THE ERROR MESSAGE "CANNOT HOOK THE CLOCK" FROM <span id="INSERTION_MARKER">TCLOCKEX (a utility that allows me to customize my system clock so i can easily c the date & time w/my poor vision when i startup my pc) DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A REPLACEMENT FOR THIS SINCE I JUST DISCOVERED THAT THE COMPANY NO LONGER EXISTS?

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Have you checked older discussions about this? Link follows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2012 11:48 AM PDT

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TClockEX re 'cannot hook the clock'
by kdnme / January 20, 2013 5:10 PM PST

2013 January - I love this little program (TClcockEX) and just started having the problem at windows start-up where I'd get an error message ... 'unable to hook the clock'

After doing a 'google search' I ran across others with the same problem at a 'Zone Alarm' forum.
I turned off zone alarm's firewall, and TClockEX started up with no problem. I then turned the ZA firewall back on.

It's a PITA to do it with every re-start or windows start-up, but I'll live with it for now.

The ZA forum moderator pretty much said to dump the old clock app and find a new one... piss poor attitude when it's ZA that is keeping it from working. Might dump ZA for a different firewall.

Windows XP Home SP3
ZA firewall version:

I hope this helps you.

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Re: TClockEx
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 20, 2013 5:28 PM PST
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Nice finding.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2013 6:32 AM PST

Why not automate the startup next time?

NET STOP service.
Start yourapp
NET START service.

It appears to be a 3 line script.

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