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  1. mice

    Two years ago, I discovered what a great thing optical mice were--nothing like being a decade or two behind the times, is there?
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  2. Sentient 5150's Thoughts...........

    (Sentient 5150's Thoughts...........)
    1..........2..........4...........8...........ummm m...........16.............(5 minutes later)..........64......................ok, now what the heck is this thing (looks at 16 bit IDE multi-I/O card)...ah, screw it...."BEEP". (Drive Seek Noises)......blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink............

    MS-DOS Version yadda yadda yadda
    Copy....aw, screw it, let's just throw it up on screen and cut to the chase................. ...
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  3. Mouse ball cleaning tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS View Post
    But yes, I have disassembled the one in my LTE Elite 4/75cx, cleaned and reglued the rollers and treated them with RR and it worked quite well again, but for most people I would just recommend an external mouse or trackball.
    I've actually worn a few mice out; that is, the rollers that are basically either metal-to-plastic support bearings or worse, plastic-to-plastic support bearings have worn the bearings out-of-round. I suppose that those can be repaired, but it's cheaper just
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  4. 386SX No CD-ROM Option in BIOS

    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aoresteen View Post
    I just checked everything - cable, jumpers ect. Re-booted with OAK CDROM active in the config.sys.

    When the Oak CD-ROM driver loads in the CONFIG.SYS it can't find a CD-ROM drive. Says no drives are present. No driver loaded.

    Thus MSCDEX.EXE in the Autoexec.bat can't find a driver so it aborts as well.

    Somehow the BIOS needs to report a CD-ROM on an IDE bus.
    Like I mentioned above, I've never run an Atapi drive on a 386 but there are others who say it's
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  5. 386SX No CD-ROM Option in BIOS

    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aoresteen View Post
    I just checked everything - cable, jumpers ect. Re-booted with OAK CDROM active in the config.sys.

    When the Oak CD-ROM driver loads in the CONFIG.SYS it can't find a CD-ROM drive. Says no drives are present. No driver loaded.

    Thus MSCDEX.EXE in the Autoexec.bat can't find a driver so it aborts as well.

    Somehow the BIOS needs to report a CD-ROM on an IDE bus.
    Like I mentioned above, I've never run an Atapi drive on a 386 but there are others who say it's
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