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  1. I have small handful of book disks archived: ...

    I have small handful of book disks archived:

    Undocumented PC, The book diskette (1994)(Frank Van Billuwe, Addison Wesley) [Programming].zip
    Undocumented DOS, 2nd edition book diskette...
  2. > It is an erasable read-only program > It...

    > It is an erasable read-only program
    > It resides on a BIOS chip

    The BIOS is software that resides on an EEPROM. Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory.

    > Why is it...
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    I've probably opened more of a can of worms than...

    I've probably opened more of a can of worms than I wanted with that statement and didn't mean to drag the topic into the abyss.
    The issue is DOS support of eINT13. Without it, DOS is going to be...
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    This is what the rev 1 XTIDE used when I did the...

    This is what the rev 1 XTIDE used when I did the BIOS on it which was quickly switched to XUB. There were no compatibility issues that I recall when converting, so it is fair to say XUB uses this...
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    If that DK is the atarisoft version, it probably...

    If that DK is the atarisoft version, it probably looks like this:
    https://www.mobygames.com/game/pc-booter/donkey-kong/screenshots
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    Definitely interested in ALL of these to check...

    Definitely interested in ALL of these to check them against the copies going into the total dos collection. Please make them available either as images or the disks themselves.
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    I have a datasheet for the Winbond W83977TF here...

    I have a datasheet for the Winbond W83977TF here and it has the following bullet points:
    FDC
    Compatible with IBM PC AT disk drive systems
    Variable write pre-compensation with track selectable...
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    Since I'm apparently hard to buy gifts for, I...

    Since I'm apparently hard to buy gifts for, I have to wait til after xmas to read mine.
    If ken had released his book back in August, I may have gotten away with getting my own copy by now. :)
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    Your thrift stores sounds WAY better than the...

    Your thrift stores sounds WAY better than the ones up north if you can find these things.

    here's version 3.2a:
    http://www.waste.org/~winkles/loadice.zip

    I have two complete units with...
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    jeeze guys. Since I have exactly zero VLB, EISA...

    jeeze guys. Since I have exactly zero VLB, EISA and MCA cards in my collection, this board covers more than most.
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    fine. :) Most of the bases are covered.

    fine. :) Most of the bases are covered.
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    Odd prototype motherboard

    Here's a development board that I no longer remember how it came into my possession.
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    I booted it up today since I'm cleaning house and the specs are:

    Pentium Celeron @ 400MHz
    ATX power...
  13. Thread: Misc components

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    Sold! thanks for looking

    Sold! thanks for looking
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    The forum only allows photos of 256k in size, so...

    The forum only allows photos of 256k in size, so that's about all you're going to get.

    They are both gone now. Sorry!
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    ok, all drives except the "TORiSAN CDR-S1G, June...

    ok, all drives except the "TORiSAN CDR-S1G, June 1995" worked.
    By worked, I booted into DOS, loaded a CD-ROM driver and read the directory entry out of a CD or DVD depending on the drive type. ...
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    somehow I knew the creative drive would be...

    somehow I knew the creative drive would be interesting to someone...
    I guess it's time to drag out an old machine to test. Standby please.
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    ioGear 8-port PS2 KVM switch (rack mount)

    Free to a good home (you pay shipping)
    Or pay $275 at amazon!
    https://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-MiniView-Ultra-Switch-GCS138/dp/B0000514SL

    Includes power supply and rack mount ears. No KVM cables.
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    ISA POST card - free to a good home

    I have two of these available.

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    8/16 bit ISA POST card/debug card.

    You pay shipping.
  19. Thread: Misc components

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    Misc components

    Now that it's July, I'm getting around to some spring cleaning.

    (E)EPROMs, sockets, 8 block dipswitch
    41648, 74F573N, 74245N, 74682, 12f629, ct688e, 74ls138, 232N
    1.8432M oscillators
    bag of...
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    IDE (PATA) DVD and CD drives

    Anyone interested in a DVD or CD drive?
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    LITE-ON DVD iHDP118-08 4, June 2010
    TORiSAN CDR-S1G, June 1995
    LITE-ON CD-ROM LTN-483S
    CREATIVE DVD8400E, March 2000
    PIONEER DVD-105S, Nov 2000
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    does the disk label report what version it is? ...

    does the disk label report what version it is? If you can find that info, we can look it up to see if it has already been archived. Chances are quite good there is a copy available already out...
  22. If you wanted to go further back and play some...

    If you wanted to go further back and play some 80's DOS games on it too, try this:
    http://www.oldskool.org/pc/throttle/DOS

    It's a slowdown utility to make your machine work with non-speed...
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    Way back in the day, we had a wiki page for...

    Way back in the day, we had a wiki page for keeping track of compatible device. Found it buried here:
    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?26435-XTIDE-TestResults
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    If you have the ability to boot to DOS on a...

    If you have the ability to boot to DOS on a floppy disk, you can wipe the drive using DOS debug.

    debug
    a
    mov ax, 309
    mov cx, 1
    mov dx, 80
    int 13
    int 20
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    we're still looking. :(

    we're still looking. :(
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