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I have a client that is running Lathem's Payclock on a XP Pro box.  The time clock station, Quickbooks, and the Payclock software were all on the same box.  It would get the BSOD a few times a week.  Have ran tests and everything seems to check out.  Since then have pulled the time clock station off and put on another XP Pro computer and moved the Quickbooks databases to the server.  Now both computers are having problems with blue screens and the time clock keeps loosing connectivity to the pay clock database on the first XP box.
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This is the kind of problem where you should be contacting www.lathem.com directly.  There may be an update you need for the software.   Software like this should not cause a BSOD if written correctly.

If the first XP machine was BSOD ing, you should not connect to it for time updates on the second machine, as this will guarantee that both fail.  Why not have the server, or the new XP machine poll for atomic time on the internet -- http://www.google.com/search?num=30&q=internet+atomic+time+clock  -- There are lots of them, which is why I gave a general link.

If you want to sync all systems, put atomic time software on all of them.  Then make the new machine independent of the old one, the BSODs should go away.  If not, the problem is likely in Payclock.  If not, then consider doing a clean XP install on the old machine, its setup may be corrupted.
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I spent 8 hours on the phone with Lathem trying to fix the problem.  They are the ones that wanted me to put the time clock station on the other XP box.  The software is all updated.  Workstations sync back to the server which is sync'd to an atomic clock.  The time clock station just connects back to the first XP box that was blue screening to update the databases for Playclock.  I think it is a problem with the Payclock software itself, and was wondering if anyone was having the same problem or knew of a solution to fix it.  Lathem didn't, I went all the way to level 3 support.
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