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  1. Thread: gateway 2000

    by krebizfan
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    Look at PC Magazine issue of Jan 15, 1991 and...

    Look at PC Magazine issue of Jan 15, 1991 and their ad shows a number of the systems with the embossed G across the vents. The issue is online but direct linking to google books doesn't work. That...
  2. Thread: gateway 2000

    by krebizfan
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    Early Gateways were very standard clones. It will...

    Early Gateways were very standard clones. It will be necessary to open the system up and see what it inside. Gateways could be highly customized. Pictures of the card slots in the back might narrow...
  3. According to the Procomm manual, setting...

    According to the Procomm manual, setting connection type to DIRECT should skip the carrier detect. I think the same applies to Procomm Plus but my copy is in storage and would take a long time to...
  4. Unless the OP tossed in pictures of other...

    Unless the OP tossed in pictures of other computers, that has to be a Compaq LTE Elite 450/E. The heavy grey keys and the floppy in the center front are the Compaq look while the slider and trackball...
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    A comparison tool would be something more along...

    A comparison tool would be something more along the lines of diff. MS used to have a free Windows version Windiff which was fast and easy to use but fails to handle file names using some of the...
  6. There are 3 suppliers for USB support for DOS....

    There are 3 suppliers for USB support for DOS. Panasonic provided USBASPI. Bret Johnson and Georg Potthast have competing general purpose drivers. Potthast covers up to USB 3 but charges a very high...
  7. MEMMAP and similar utilities rummage through the...

    MEMMAP and similar utilities rummage through the DOS Lists of Lists and shows what each memory allocation made through DOS is. Some of the more complicated programs add the ability to do the same...
  8. Why downgrade from Win98 to Win95C? Windows...

    Why downgrade from Win98 to Win95C?

    Windows 95C will support early USB mice and keyboards and some other devices if one is lucky enough to find dedicated drivers. It does not work with USB 2...
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    Yes. There is a Compaq Portable style system (the...

    Yes. There is a Compaq Portable style system (the XAT) which was made (sold) by Federal Data Corporation. For the most part, Federal Data resold other systems from Televideo and Tandem; if...
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    Maybe the Tandy 5000MC? I think that was the only...

    Maybe the Tandy 5000MC? I think that was the only Tandy with special memory expansion cards using SIMMs.

    http://ohlandl.ipv7.net/tandy/Tandy_5000mc.html#Memory_Card shows something with 8 SIMM...
  11. I think that the machine will show an error if...

    I think that the machine will show an error if the CMOS is dead but there will be a visible response. A memory stick not in its slot correctly will cause the system to not show anything. I have one...
  12. Quarterdeck Manifest was the big name in memory...

    Quarterdeck Manifest was the big name in memory discoverability showing all the small holes in upper memory that could be used for LOADHI plus everything else loaded.

    PC Magazine in 1990 published...
  13. Are you sure the power supply works? Otherwise,...

    Are you sure the power supply works? Otherwise, reseat the memory and drop to a single full bank. If all the slots in a bank don't have properly installed memory, the machine will not do anything.
  14. The 5 slot design allows the IBM PC to match the...

    The 5 slot design allows the IBM PC to match the full load out for the System/23: MDA + Parallel port, disk drive adapter, and 3 memory cards bringing the system to 256 kB. CGA was for gamers who...
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    No new features were added to DDE since WFWG....

    No new features were added to DDE since WFWG. Whatever evolution occurred was in terms of removing features which doesn't matter if the code works on the newer OS.

    That does not mean that the...
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    I haven't seen a WD external hard drive formatted...

    I haven't seen a WD external hard drive formatted in ExFAT; the 8 TB and 3 TB drives I picked up recently were NTFS.

    ExFAT will use more space if the drive has many small files. The 128 GB SD...
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    I suggest downloading WD's tools and seeing what...

    I suggest downloading WD's tools and seeing what they show. SMART readings may indicate a drive that is running out of spare sectors or otherwise starting to fail. Easier to check now instead of...
  18. An explanation to some of the issues with the...

    An explanation to some of the issues with the Xerox Sunrise can be found https://www.nytimes.com/1984/05/09/business/computer-is-canceled-by-xerox.html

    For an 8 figure payout, the customer can...
  19. Have you changed power supplies?

    Have you changed power supplies?
  20. Detailed information would help. SCSI + IDE or...

    Detailed information would help. SCSI + IDE or SATA + IDE systems sometimes didn't handle both types of hard drives and I remember there was one chipset from about 20 years ago that could not handle...
  21. The only function I could find was IF END#1 which...

    The only function I could find was IF END#1 which is in CBASIC and many BASIC closely derived from the Dartmouth standard.

    Are these spellings from source code or OCRed printouts? I could see OCR...
  22. What is the drive model? I think Maxtor drives...

    What is the drive model? I think Maxtor drives needed a special jumper setting if the only drive attached instead of the usual Master or Slave setting. Also, XT IDE drives generally won't work with...
  23. Thread: Model 3 Plus

    by krebizfan
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    If the 280 is correct, then the system should...

    If the 280 is correct, then the system should have 48kB of RAM and both disk drives would be 80-track drives (aka "quad density") and a speed boost to the CPU. Very nice upgrade compared to the...
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    Sentry may be selling a product but the bug...

    Sentry may be selling a product but the bug described there is a rookie mistake at MS. Adding an automatic login for Azure SQL to the database API is an incorrect choice made even worse by not...
  25. I wish I had some actual complex files to test it...

    I wish I had some actual complex files to test it with. QP X6 claims to be able to open WQ1 files.
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