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Have you experienced any computer glitches as a result of Y2K? Did you take any precautions? (upgrading hardware, software, changing travel plans etc.)
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No, downloaded a y2k program
Kingwood, TX, USA
None. I asked the computer store where I bought my pc if it was Y2K ready when I bought it ten months ago.
Fort Worth, TX, USA
I was very calm and waited to see the result of the Y2K bug. Fortunately there were only very minor problems.
East Geelong, Vi, Australia
I had absolutely no computer glitches as a result of Y2K. I didn't need to upgrade any of my system software or hardware, but I did backup files on my ZIP drive that I didn't want to lose, just in case. Since it's wintertime where I live now, I didn't have any travel plans, so didn't need to change any. I had a lot of confidence that our utilities in our area were Y2K ready--and they were! I did purchase a small amount of extra food, and also some bottled water. However, I only purchased items I knew I would use later, IF there was no interruption of services in our area. Not having any problems or glitches was a great feeling, and I think it brought the nations of the world closer in many ways as the New Millennium was ushered in!
E. Wenatchee, WA, USA
I did nothing to prepare. A techie friend told me I should have downloaded some patches and that I might have trouble with some software, for example,Word Perfect. The first couple of days were uneventful. Then I started up Word Perfect (Eight). Since then I've been having trouble with several of my internet programmes. They keep freezing and performing "illegal operations" - in a law abiding household, no less.
Waterdown, ON, Canada
GPS system in 18-wheeler failed as a result of Y2K. Needed a hardware replacement part.
Shelton, WA, USA
No glitches. The only precautions I took was to be sure all files were backed up to disk and upgraded to AOL5.0
Staten Island, NY, USA
no problems at home. at work (College) we had to reset the date on several computers but all are working fine now
nope....no precautions....no problems...not much i could do..its webtv afterall!
Summerville, SC, USA
The only Y2K glitch I have encountere dis waiting for some sites to come backup after the Y2K non-event. The only precaution I took was to buy a bottle ofY2K salsa and a bottle of Y2K wine to goalong with the Y2K black-eyed peas my wifeand I cooked on New Years Eve.
Albany, GA, USA
No problems whatsoever, but then my PC is only two years old. The only thing Idid was to unplug it in case of a powershortage.
Thomasburg , ON, Canada
The only problem I encountered involved by CD-ROM version of the 1999 Writer's Market. All of my entries from 2000 accepted the year, but when I checked my entries from 1999, they had all rolled over to 2099!
Tabernacle, NJ, USA
I did not experience any computer glitches as a result of Y2K. The only precaution I took was to put my important documents on disk. Other than that I didn't do much else. I felt that Y2K was all hype and I wasn't worried. We didn't even buy extra canned goods. Meanwhile, I don't think people realize that the real millenium is year 2001 - not 2000.
New York, NY, USA
I experienced no glitches, other than noticing that a few of my favorite websites had some minor problems, e.g., showing dates as "01-01-192000". I took standard precautions, scanning my OS and software for Y2K compliance in October and again around mid-December. In that regard, the easiest and most thorough diagnostic scan I used was the one available at the McAfee OnLine Clinic.
New York, NY, USA
no glitches, no real precautions, etc.
Kansas City, MO, USA
no glitches...took precautions by upgrading system. Y2K was a joke!
Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA
No computer glitches. Checked through AOL and Microsoft that my hardware and software was on line. Backed up Quicken and Word and then went away with friends for an enjoyable relaxing evening.
Mari L. McCarthy
Green Harbor, MA, United States
No problems what so ever. I took all the precautions that I came across....from newsletter sites and from my own virus scan program.
Trussville, Al, USA
I haven't experienced any problems as a result of Y2K. I did take a few precautions, such as upgrading software, especially virus, financial, and OS, and shutting my machines down for New Year's. I wasn't too concerned, but there's no sense tempting the Gods.
LaCombe, LA, USA
As a computer professional, I was involved inexstensive planning and precautions. Much to my relief all the work proved to be worthwhileas I experienced few if any Y2K issue. Most ofdifficulties stemmed from system that run
Rotterdam, NY, USA
No Y2K problems. I investigated my computer components to make sure they were 2000 compliant, and made sure to back up my data.
Holliston, MA, USA
I had some serious power fliskers on the Morning of January 1st, resulting in the loss of some 4 hours of work.
Clifton, NJ, USA
I'm happy to say I've seen no problems. I did do a couple checks on my computer to see if it was Y2K compliant. We stocked up on food and water and had some cash on hand just in case. Nothing real drastic since I like to have extra on hand in the winter anyway.
Nashville, MI, USA
I did my research, took every hardware and software precaution I knew, and experienced no glitches at all. So whether the Y2K scare was fact or hype, I rang in the new year with all my computers in top shape!
Lorena, TX, USA
no problems. I did check my computers for y2k problems, but they are new enough to have been shipped compliant.I only took some extra money out of the bank and filled up my gas tank. I really didn't expect any problems.
Neenah, WI, US
I've experienced no Y2K glitches at all. We even flew on January 2nd. I didn't take any precautions other than making sure my computer was Y2K compliant a few months ago.
Camlachie, On, Canada
I checked my hardware and software usingfree programs downloaded from the web and had no problems at all even thoughmy computer is 6 years old. I was amused at the survivalist types whostockpiled water, canned goods andbatteries and know people who bought agenerator, but in this area (as in manyothers) the actual Y2K bug is the flu. Incidentally, we were sound asleep longbefore midnight on New Year's Eve, as weare most years.
Hallstead, PA, USA
My precautions with my computer were about as involved and technical as my precautions for life. I made sure we had food in the frig--and that everything that was important to me was saved on a disc. That was it! No unneeded generators left on my hands and a computer that's still humming along wonderfully.
warsaw, IN, USA
No glitches. I did upgrade my MS software with the service releases from their website. No, I didn't change any travel plans.
Westminster, MD, USA
Although I did experience many of the types of computer glitches many had predicted would occur as a result of Y2K, they were brief, and they were the result of a lightning strike, not Y2K itself. I saved hard copies or floppy disk backups of some files and chose to drive to my weekend vacation destination on December 30th instead of New Year's Eve.
Champaign, IL, USA
No problems! Yes, I did take precautions. Several software packages were helpful.
Lafayette, Co, USA
Claris Emailer (Mac e-mail client) had a glitch that was fixed by a patch suggested on a bulletin board.
Watsonville, CA, US
I bought a couple gallons of water and made sure that the karosine heaterswas filled. Other than that we took our chances. No Problems.
Pasadena, MD, USA
No, it was all smooth sailing for me. The only precaution I took was to shut my computer down before the magical hour.
Melbourne, Fl, USA
No, I did not experience any computer glitches, but I did what I could so that my computer was compliant. I made sure my flying was completed before 12/31 and for New Year's Eve, I went on a Buddhist Meditation retreat away from the craziness of the hoopla & the only way I knew it was midnight, was that they rang a little bell once.It was so serene & peaceful and I feel very lucky to have started out the year 2000 with that frame of reference.
MtLk Terrace, WA, USA
No, I did download the Y2K compliant software from my computer's manufacturer and my online provider.
S. Daytona, FL, USA
No, I have not experienced any glitchesdue to the Y2K. I also feel that the fears of most were unfounded being people go thru this every 100 & 1,000 yrs. Is this being optimistic or what?
Ashville, NY, USA
The great thing about the Y2K scare was that everyone was interested in fixing "possible" problems, particularly with their computer. I decided to hold out and see what would happen, and risk the problems that could occur. As it turned out, I didn't need to take any precautions.And there were no problems to be reported.
Sacramento, CA, USA
No problems, no precautions.
Noblesville, IN, us
I haven't experienced any Y2K computer glitches that I'm aware of. The only computer-related precaution I took, beyond normal backups, was to upgrade my BIOS according to the manufacturer's recommendation.
Gilroy, CA, USA
No computer glitches. Bought lots of groceries and water. Nothing that could be wasted, though.
Josee Mariann Proulx
Chateauguay, Qc, Canada
I have experienced zero problems and was never really worried about a software problem. That's all the panic was about was software and 90% of all companies were already using compatible software for the year 2000.
Beaver Falls, PA, USA
I didn't have any problems as a result of Y2K. I work with computers a lot and heard all the hype, but didn't make any specific precautions. I guess I just figured it would all work out after all!
Wilmington, NC, USA
So far, so good. Y2k has thus far been a non-issue as far as I'm concered. Although, I do admit that I bought some bottled water on 12/31 and made sure my shotgun was clean and loaded!
Middle Village, NY, USA
No, I have not experienced any glitches as a result of Y2K. However, we did upgrade the software in our computer as a precaution.
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
My computer was tested for y2k, and upgraded.
Scarbrough, TO, Canada
I took very few precautions, and have yet to experience and glitches.
Bell Buckle, TN, USA
No, I have not experienced any issues concerning Y2K. Yes, I did take percautions; I downloaded a system check program which cleared my computer of any Y2K issues.
Sioux Falls, SD, USA
As a precaution for potential glitches I uploaded all Critical Updates from the Microsoft Update site. Since the roll-over, we have had a slight problem with our computer not wanting to shut down. We'll hit all the right keys, it shuts down, then restarts itself as if it had been prompted to restart instead. The past couple of days, it has begun shutting down properly again. (My son suggested it may be our 'little invisible visitor' come for a spell. LOL).
L. Sabrina DeVaney
Lansing, MI, USA
Unlike popular belief, my computer had no problems at all. I did take some precautions by downloading some y2k tests to make sure that I wouldn't experience any problems. I think that the whole issue was blown out of proportion.
Upper Marlboro, MD, United States
I'm thankful to say I haven't had one problem on my computer due to the Y2K frenzy. That may be due to downloading Y2K paches for Win98 and Office97. And my printer and scanner seem to have had no ill effect as well. The only Y2K problem in my home is an overabundance of water jugs, canned goods, and toilet paper. But all will come to good use in time.
Tatum, TX, USA
No problems whatsoever. I didn't take any precautions because I havea Mac and I've heard it said that Apple took care of any Y2K problemslong ago. Maybe the only precaution I took with my computer was to just not turn it on on New Years Eve. I did, however, decide to stay home on New Years Eve. It was safer, plus no one was available to go out anyway and my fiance was working.
Pleasanton, CA, USA
I received a Webtv as a Christmas gift from my son. Prior to this I used my daughter's in her home. No I did not experience any Y2K glitches.
Mobile, AL, USA
Not one glitch with my home computer or work computer!! Big hoopla over nothing!
Pineville, La, US
So, far we have experienced no computer glitches. Of course, if I did I'd probbly think that it was an operator error. The only preparations we did was buy three gallons of water.
Elizabeth Ferree Yuma, AZ, USA
We applied the Win 95 patches but have experienced no problems with any software - what an anticlimax!
No glitches. Upgraded software was about the only thing I did to prepare besides read anything and everything I could find online about being Y2K compliant.
Junction City, KS, USA
Loaded First Aid for viral scan and Y2K. It froze up my computer and when I did remove the program, it removed some of my startup files. Wish I'd just waited--:-( One of our machines at work was supposed to be Y2K compliant--it was except the date prints out wrong. Needs small kit for adjustment. Guess that's not too bad, huh?
Nashville, TN, USA
No precautions. No glitches. Though I didn't expect any, on the 31st a though I should back up my hard disk and document, but I was warm and snuggled in my bed over the cab of my 22ft RV home and was thrilling to the round the world celebration of cultures through music and dance and I just couldn't be interrupted for such wise behaviors. Angels watch over me.
Pensacola, FL, usa
no. Just that my time of day jumped 10 min.
Carrollton, IL, USA
Nope, no glitches. Yes, I installed a patch and I am running Windows 98.
Ponca City, OK, USA
I downloaded some patch files and had no problems at all.
Inglewood, CA, USA
No. No upgrading needed - some technical analysis just to be sure. Main Y2K preparation was to purchase a case of my favorite wine !
Rochester Hills, MI, USA
No computer glitches have been experienced as a result of the supposedly evil Y2K. While I did not really think anything major would happen, I ran Norton Antivirus and checked my software to make sure it was Y2K compliant. I think people were so well prepared from all the hype that precautions had been put into place, so nothing happened and Y2K went very smoothly.
El Segundo, CA,
NO Glitches. Bought new computer to eliminate possibility of problems.
Aurora, CO, USA
No glitches, no problems. I have spent the past two months reassuring my mother that nothing awful was going to happen because of the advent of the new millenium, and after a while, I began to believe it myself. Like, maybe my fairy godmother waved her magic wand over my computer, or something....
Smyrna, GA, USA
I didn't experience any computer glitches as a result of Y2K. The precautions I took included: buying a new mega flashlight, stocking up on candles, batteries and water, and deciding to come back early from visitng my family over Christmas to avoid flying New Years weekend.
Carrollton, TX, USA
I was in charge of coordinating some of the Y2K efforts at work but did not do anything on my personal PC. My company, a hospital, experienced no Y2K related problems. But, then again, everything was Y2K compliant.
Chicago, IL, USA
NO, I haven't had any problems with anything since "Y2K." I didn't take any precautions either.
New City, NY, USA
No glitches. Did online Y2K check, but had already upgraded Windows, Netscape, CPU and major software.
Gloucester, ON, Canada
No problems whatsoever. Did not take any precautions with home PC (I have a relatively new Sony less than 2 yrs old so I figured it was OK). My workplace computers were updated to make sure they were compliant and we had not even a pause in operations, including our network computers. All in all, I think it was much ado about nothing.
Gilmer, Tx, USA
I have experienced modest problems with my computer. It would not switch off. It constantly played "Jingle Bells" and asked for milk of mad cows. Only a good repair effort with a reasonably-sized mallet corrected the problem. So, now my computer plays only Motzart and Brams. Thank you for your attention.
Northallerton, NY, U.K.
no glitches, had someone check to make sure I was compliant
Columbia Crossroads, PA, usa
Not a thing, but I did take precautions such as putting everything onto discs and running Y2K updated CD ROMs.
Margaretville, NY, USA
NO,I did change the date from a two digit to a four digit.
Rendon, Tx, USA
I bought a new computer in September, but not because of Y2K. I backed up my files. Couldn't get the ZipDrive to work so did the important (writing/finance) ones to old floppies. We live in the country and are always prepared for power outages, inaccessible egress, etc. Never travel over New Years.
Sharon Tabor Warren
Monroe, VA, USA
No glitches here! I did upgrade my operating system, my browser and my anti-virus software prior to Y2K-eve.
Anacortes, WA, USA
No glitches. I upgraded my internet software by downloading free stuff from AOL, and my accountant reset something in Windows to be sure it went to the four-digit date.
Winston-Salem, NC, USA
We didn't experience any computer glitches, and we didn't change any of our plans (which weren't much to begin with).
Louisville, KY, USA
I have experienced no Y2K computer glitches whatsoever. The only precautions I took were to back up my files and store plenty of water and non-perishable foods. Since I was sick with the flu bug, I couldn't really do any travelling anyway.
Norcross, GA, USA
No, I haven't, and I didn't expect to: I own a Mac.
San Francisco, CA, USA
No glitches from what I can tell. I attempted to back-up copies of my writings (all to no avail).
Houston, TX, USA
None! Just had my computer off!! Happy New Year!!!!
Moorpark, CA, USA
I haven't had any problems resulting from Y2K. However, we chose to stay home and celebrate New Year's Eve, due to the heavier amount of traffic and Millenium parties this year.
Millsboro, DE, USA
I live with a former IS manager so all the computers in the house were checked manually and with three different software programs.The computer I am on right now is dying of old age. I did purchase a new computer just before the end of the year, not because of Y2K fear but for more storage and the need for speed.
Nokomis, FL, USA
No. We didn't take any precautions either
Elgin, IL, United States
My computer needs work, but nothing due to Y2K. In fact, I looked at my old computer dated 1992 which according to the media, should have been a problem. I never touched it as far as updating. It switched over to the year 2000 without any problems whatsoever.
Watertown, SD, USA
No problems. My computer was y2k compliant. I did back up everything on my hard drive.
Herndon, VA, USA
No, I have an old 486 running Win95, no problems.
Sparks, NV, U.S.A.
I experienced a slight computer glitch. I have Win 3.1 and I wasn't totally sureif it was Y2K compatable. Well, I didn'thave a problem with anything except theprogram manager. Apparently, when I saveda some of my work, it thought that Word'suse of 1/1/00 was a mistake and interpretedit as being 1/1/80. I was able to correctthis problem easily enough though, and now Idon't have any problems with my computer atall. The only thing I did as a precautionwas save my manuscript to a floppy disk, justin the unlikely event something did go wrong.
Peabody, MA, USA
Believe it or not I took no precautions. The only trouble I had was that I had to go in and reset the date. No information was lost and so far thedate and time have stayed right on track.
Highland, IL, USA
I did not have any Y2K problems with my computer. I had bought a computer that was ready.
Meadow Bridge, WV, USA
Didn't experience any Y2K glitches. I used Y2K as an excuse to buy a new computer earlier rather than later. And we did buy an extra gallon of drinking water and a jar of peanut butter.
Albuquerque, NM, USA
We have had no problems with Y2K yet. Our computer hardware was upgraded.
Alexandra, New Zealand
No, the start of the new year went off without a hitch. I bought some bottled water as a precaution, but that's it.
Arlington, MA, USA
I experienced a little difficulty using my internet service provider but other than that nothing. It was probably because of my computer's age.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
No glitches here - other than checking to make sure my software was up to date - I just made sure my computer was turned off on New Years' so it could reboot properly
Geneva, NY, USA
No problems or precautions.
Holloman AFB, NM, USA
I have experienced no glitches as a result of Y2K. The only precautions I took were to download some Windows Upgrades from the Windows Update site.
Cleveland, TN, USA
Absolutely no problems, of course, I own a Macintosh, so there weren't any worries on my end.
North Little ROck, AR, USA
Not really. In September I turned my computer to midnight, 31 Dec 1999 and watched to see if it wouldrise up and bite me - it didn't :-)
Waitakere, Aotearoa-New Zealand
I have so far experienced no glitches although I did download some patches for my internet connection.
Lethbridge, AB, Canada
No glithes. Office upgraded software.
We had no probems at all, thank God! We did get some extra food in, and I was going to fill the bath tub, but forgot. Oh my!
none, yet (that I know of), thank God! I made sure the computer was Y2K compatible & did a complete scan/update on the 31st & again after the 1st.
Columbia, MD, United States
no cliches except a stubborn and cranky AOL
Escondido, CA, usa
Nada! Everything aok. did not take precautions, did not travel, change plans, etc.....happy new year to you!
Austin, TX, USA
Upgraded hardware but didn't have any problems.
Westmont, IL, USA
Failures: Yes, One of my personal PC's suffered a date failure when it rolled from 1999 to 1980. This is a well known BIOS error and was cured simply by correcting the date in BIOS setup. Till fixed, the machine had numerous registry errors.Precautions: YesMostly in the form of family preparedness and financial concerns.
Lancaster, PA, usa
None! Our school system was very prepared!
Churgh Hill, TN, USA
I have experienced none, but my software was y2k compatible.
Northridge, CA, United States
None....I ran hardware and software checks.
Fort Knox, KY, USA
Minor glitches with some of my business software.I did not travel during the Jan 1 weekend, spending my time instead writing book reviews.
Grand Junction, CO, USA
My computer was y2k ready.we have had the usual problems with microsoft products.seems to be never ending!
Ventura, CA, USA
Y2K was a great disappointment. I expected SOMETHING to happen SOMEWHERE.
Albuquerque, NM, USA
The only glitch I noticed (so far) is my date was set to 1994. I didn't take any precautions--I doubted anything bad would happen.
San Diego, CA, USA
no, i haven't experienced any glitches and i didn't take any precautions.
Ridgeland, SC, USA
Everything has gone beautifully. No problems what so ever!!!!
Brainerd, MN, USA
I have not experienced any glitches due to Y2K. I did upgrade my motherboard and processor last November, but it needed that anyway.
Calgary, AB, Canada
NO glitches whatsoever. The only precaution I took was to NOT go to a large public gathering for New Year's (for fear of terrorist stuff).
Boulder, CO, USA
I havn't experienced any trouble with my computer. But I was little afraid for something to happend. I didn't traveled away, instead I stayed at my house!...
Halmstad, N, Sweden
Waited until late 1999 to purchase my computer.
Nashvilel, TN, USA
I've had no glitches and did not take any precautions. ps
Weatherford, TX, USA
No problems. We did purchase some y2k software, but no other precautions.
Allen, TX, USA
No glitches, but did upgrade software.
Juneau, AK, USA
No. Upgraded software moving date back several months.
Sunnyside, NY, USA
no glitches, no precautions!
San Leandro, CA, United States
no precautions, no glitches!
Castro Valley, CA, United States