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    Thanks for pointing that one out, I hadn't seen...

    Thanks for pointing that one out, I hadn't seen that one. It sounds like it is a bit smaller than the one I have. At least the specs show the number of pages. Doesn't say how recent it is. An...
  2. It is good to see a tutorial out there. I had to...

    It is good to see a tutorial out there. I had to use ADTPro recently. The terminology they use is confusing, I kept selecting the option to send an ADTPro client that requires PRODOS already loaded,...
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    Up to date street map books?

    I figure if anywhere on the internet would know, it would be around here. :)

    I've been wanting to get an updated mapbook to keep in my car, but I'm having a hard time finding any new ones besides...
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    Very annoying, but not so strange to me. That is...

    Very annoying, but not so strange to me. That is pretty much what happens whenever there is a resource conflict or driver issue. As you found out, since networking is just bolted on, you can still...
  5. Thread: Disks

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    What exactly happened to them? Which kinds of...

    What exactly happened to them? Which kinds of disks are these?

    Sometimes all poorly stored disks need is a good bath. Sometimes, even well stored ones. Smoke and pollution residue and other crap...
  6. Thread: Ebay Silliness

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    This "Apple Aspire" computer listed in the...

    This "Apple Aspire" computer listed in the Vintage Computing section is so old that it predates anti-glare screens:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/264744308559?nordt=true
  7. I'd consider it a little unusual for the floppy...

    I'd consider it a little unusual for the floppy controller card to die.

    Check that the ISA slot is OK. It should fit in another slot if you can get the cable to reach.

    Also, check the floppy...
  8. That is great to hear. If you plan to keep that...

    That is great to hear. If you plan to keep that drive on that controller, you might consider running Spinrite next.

    Now that you have verified that the controller and cables work, you can test...
  9. Check the smaller data cable. Make sure it is...

    Check the smaller data cable. Make sure it is plugged in so pin 1 matches the connector on both ends, and that it is connected to the correct header on the card.

    Some formatters, especially BIOS...
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    Windows 1 and 2 will run fine under Dos 6.22, as...

    Windows 1 and 2 will run fine under Dos 6.22, as well as Win9x's DOS 7.x as long as SETVER is loaded and configured.
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    That driver is on standard Windows 98/ME boot...

    That driver is on standard Windows 98/ME boot disks.

    Since that was the driver MS used for IDE drives, basically every IDE CD drive HAD to work with it, or the drive was garbage.
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    Well, as long as you don't stuff it full of blue...

    Well, as long as you don't stuff it full of blue LEDs, it's not that bad :p
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    There are various "touch" programming utilities...

    There are various "touch" programming utilities for DOS and Windows too, although I had not noticed if they would let you set an arbitrary date.

    On a FAT or smaller FAT32 drive you can use Norton...
  14. Hmm, OK, so was there a code for "refurbished"...

    Hmm, OK, so was there a code for "refurbished" unit?
  15. My memory is a bit vauge but as I recall: R at...

    My memory is a bit vauge but as I recall:
    R at the end indicates and RLL drive, N at the end indicates SCSI, A at the end indicates IDE. I think sometimes the SCSI and IDE would be the same hardware...
  16. Never tried it myself, but I was under the...

    Never tried it myself, but I was under the impression these were often used with CP/M cards, so it could display CP/M applications in 80 column text. I think there was a version of VisiCalc that...
  17. Suggestion: Use relative URL paths on the site,...

    Suggestion: Use relative URL paths on the site, so browsers that don't support the encraption methods of the day aren't forced to HTTPS urls.
  18. Interesting, had not thought about that. Glancing...

    Interesting, had not thought about that. Glancing at the pinouts, perhaps try covering Pin 2 on the control cable. (Reduced Write / fourth head select).

    If a non-existent head were inadvertently...
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    This is why I usually do a file level compare...

    This is why I usually do a file level compare after burning a CD/DVD. Names can get borked. That at least ensures everything is accessible via the Joliet file system. ISO and DOS access will always...
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    Any apple II 5.25" drives do 40 tracks?

    So, I needed to stuff a tiny bit more data on a Prodos disk, and I recalled from some old experiments that the Laser 128 drives could do 40 tracks. I was well aware that the early Disk II full height...
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    If it were me, I'd use a real PC to test. When...

    If it were me, I'd use a real PC to test. When something goes wrong, a PC can be more flexible.

    Off the top of my head, the first thing I would do is visually inspect a drive, make sure...
  22. If that is what the Compaq portable manual says,...

    If that is what the Compaq portable manual says, that sounds about right.

    Just a couple of other thoughts -

    I'd suggest removing the chips from the socketed third and fourth banks, and...
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    If they exist, I'd love to get my hands on...

    If they exist, I'd love to get my hands on schematics for the Eagle 1600, an 8086 based somewhat IBM PC compatible clone. But my suspicion is it's missing exactly the circuity being discussed, as it...
  24. I'm honestly surprised a 2x CD drive is still...

    I'm honestly surprised a 2x CD drive is still working. I've gone through lots of drives over the ages, and they almost always stop reliably reading CDs, just acting all flaky or refusing to work at...
  25. I believe his question was what to replace it...

    I believe his question was what to replace it with.

    What I was planning on doing on a similar board was soldering in a coin cell battery holder with a low power drop diode to prevent the...
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