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  1. My mistake. I agree, just replace the fans,...

    My mistake. I agree, just replace the fans, they're about the same cost as the lubricant to fix them.
  2. Everyone's talking about fixing the fans, but I...

    Everyone's talking about fixing the fans, but I keep coming back to this:



    That's a lot of fans. They shouldn't all be going to the point where they're noisy, unless you run the system full...
  3. It is highly unlikely you damaged the drives. ...

    It is highly unlikely you damaged the drives. Unless the shipping inserts were made of extremely rough cardboard or had stray fibers for the heads to catch on, the heads likely skimmed across the...
  4. Thread: [build] DooM

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    +1 for hitting F5 to get a perfectly playable...

    +1 for hitting F5 to get a perfectly playable Doom on a 386DX-40. With a framerate that good, you don't care that it's half-res.

    So, that build is... can't think of the right words. Excessive? ...
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    This was my PAS16 config.sys line that worked in...

    This was my PAS16 config.sys line that worked in a 5160 with a network card on IRQ3:

    device=c:\sound\pas16\mvsound.sys d:1 q:7 s:1,220,1,7 m:0 j:1

    Both PAS and Sound Blaster should use the same...
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    As I originally said, it is a terrible idea :)

    As I originally said, it is a terrible idea :)
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    Following Occam's Razor, could it have been an...

    Following Occam's Razor, could it have been an injection molding issue or manufacturing error?
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    As a second phase of testing, remove the XT CF...

    As a second phase of testing, remove the XT CF LITE card and let it boot into BASIC. There is both a line on top and a line on bottom when BASIC starts, which you can use for additional verification...
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    If you revisit this issue in the future, grab an...

    If you revisit this issue in the future, grab an Intel Etherexpress 8/16 card, as it exhibits the same problem. Here's the exact packet driver I was using: ...
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    Assuming etherdfs is using a network redirector...

    Assuming etherdfs is using a network redirector interface, it should actually take less time to produce the first (and every) directory listing, not more time.
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    Oh my gosh, no, that would be such a massive...

    Oh my gosh, no, that would be such a massive slowdown!
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    I'm all for cute menu implementations; they are a...

    I'm all for cute menu implementations; they are a good learning exercise.

    If space is a primary concern, this takes up less space on disk: ...
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    There is no driver for the clock that I know of;...

    There is no driver for the clock that I know of; you have to be running AT&T or Xerox OEM'd MS-DOS 2.x or 3.x for the clock get/set to work. Also, the clock is limited to 3 bits per year; it was...
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    I've used a 5160 at least twice a month for 17...

    I've used a 5160 at least twice a month for 17 years without any problems, and it's all still stock parts. I think re-energizing caps helps.
  15. Some of the tech bulletins are at...

    Some of the tech bulletins are at https://archive.org/search.php?query=ast&and[]=mediatype%3A%22software%22
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    That's actually the manual I scanned for the...

    That's actually the manual I scanned for the Option Board Archive. Well, glad it doesn't need to be rescanned, I guess.
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    Knowing what your network card hardware setup...

    Knowing what your network card hardware setup might help with responses -- there can be no IRQ sharing with a network card that has a packet driver loaded and active, for example. In my 8088, my...
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    Oh wow! If you scan the Enhanced-relevant...

    Oh wow! If you scan the Enhanced-relevant documentation, I can add it to the Option Board archive on ftp.oldskool.org.
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    The floppy drives are usually the last to develop...

    The floppy drives are usually the last to develop issues, and you've done the correct maintenance. Have you verified the floppies themselves are readable on a different system?
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    Did you configure them before flashing? They...

    Did you configure them before flashing? They have a slow compatibility mode you likely need to ensure is set before flashing them; they may not work out of the box without configuration.
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    What Xerox 6060 software do you have? I archived...

    What Xerox 6060 software do you have? I archived the bundled software and documentation here, maybe it can help you: ftp://ftp.oldskool.org/pub/drivers/Xerox/6060/
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    That is bizarre. My off-the-cuff guess is that...

    That is bizarre. My off-the-cuff guess is that your clone is not clearing memory on a warm restart, and the XUB is getting confused by seeing previous data at startup. That's just a guess though;...
  23. Actually, this coupled with preserved file...

    Actually, this coupled with preserved file timestamps would be really fantastic for both backing up systems, as well as bulk-loading systems where the hard disk has been replaced.
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    As others have stated, that's excellent news! If...

    As others have stated, that's excellent news! If the blinking stops and you hear a beep, the POST fully completed.



    That optional ROM at C800:0000 is a hard disk controller. If it's hanging,...
  25. Thread: IBM 5170 Issue

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    It seems odd that you would get a DMA error for...

    It seems odd that you would get a DMA error for bad RAM if the RAM itself passes the POST. Try checking www.minuszerodegrees.net for troubleshooting tips. If you have access to an EEPROM burner,...
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