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    Is that a Paradise MGC II? Does it have any of...

    Is that a Paradise MGC II? Does it have any of the optional module boards? Yes, those things emulate CGA when connected to an MDA monitor. So that is not really the resolution you are using, but that...
  2. The standard TI floppy controller is FM and can...

    The standard TI floppy controller is FM and can use single or double sided disks/drives. Some advanced third party disk controllers supported MFM (If you happened to get one of those you are...
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    I recognize the Wang Professional Computer, but I...

    I recognize the Wang Professional Computer, but I don't recognize all of the stuff with it. I don't recall seeing any sell on eBay recently, and most of the ones I do recall lacked keyboards and...
  4. Norton disk editor can write sectors to a file....

    Norton disk editor can write sectors to a file. But you need some place to put the file(s), either a larger second hard drive or a network drive. You can specify a sector range, but if any sectors...
  5. The expansion slot on the side of the Laser 128?...

    The expansion slot on the side of the Laser 128? That is compatible with most Apple II expansion cards. It's really meant for Laser's expansion box, but aside from looking silly hanging off the side...
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    Are you sure your floppy drive is actually...

    Are you sure your floppy drive is actually working 100%?

    Typically when a program complains about a floppy not being blank or unformatted, it is really saying it sees files on it and it is to...
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    Unfortunately even "vetted members" can go...

    Unfortunately even "vetted members" can go bonkers and do crazy things from time to time. A single edit at the beginning of a conversation can make it look like eveyone was talking about something...
  8. The thing that I wonder about - a lot of these...

    The thing that I wonder about - a lot of these sellers sell a wide variety of items. Would they just toss a heavy antique vase in to an empty box and expect it to arrive in one piece?

    My best...
  9. It is a bit unusual for a clean tested 1.44mb...

    It is a bit unusual for a clean tested 1.44mb drive to start ripping up disks.

    On the other hand, floppy disks can easily get dirt, stand, residue from the air, and so on in them, and rip...
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    You didn't happen to write the floppy disk using...

    You didn't happen to write the floppy disk using a 1.2mb floppy drive did you? Long story short, that usually won't work.
  11. Only if you have a "flippy modded" drive. On...

    Only if you have a "flippy modded" drive.

    On a standard double sided disk, the tracks on each side are not physically opposite one another. There is an offset. It has to do with the way double...
  12. Most 5.25" floppy disks had an index hole opening...

    Most 5.25" floppy disks had an index hole opening in their jacket because they were made for use in any 5.25" system.

    However, most 5.25" disks did not have a SECOND index hole opening for use as...
  13. Bob the Builder "recycling" a vintage computer

    Had briefly glimpsed this clip on TV a long time ago, just happed to think about it, and a very quick search showed it is on youtube now:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd0hswqXnjM

    Bob takes a...
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    They forgot to mention that CRTs won't burn out...

    They forgot to mention that CRTs won't burn out your eyeballs like LCD screens. Yea, yea, folks have mentioned there are some out there that can be turned down quite a bit, but I have yet to find...
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    PC/MS-DOS generally implies an IBM PC or clone,...

    PC/MS-DOS generally implies an IBM PC or clone, for which there is a forum. There are a few exceptions of non hardware clones that run an adaption of DOS, but when dealing with DOS those are usually...
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    The only reason to use hardware EMS on a 386+...

    The only reason to use hardware EMS on a 386+ would be programs that don't like running in an EMM386 (or similar) DOS VDM and that require EMS. Lots of games hated EMM386, but only a few used EMS....
  17. Ok, so the desire is basically adding more...

    Ok, so the desire is basically adding more storage while keeping all existing hardware in the system. So, not much more than adding an ISA interface card.

    Just a few thoughts:

    Probably the...
  18. So what did you do to get rid of the 1701 error?...

    So what did you do to get rid of the 1701 error? Glad to hear it finally formatted.
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    I was mainly going by what the PCem window sizes...

    I was mainly going by what the PCem window sizes appeared to be.

    I'll try to get a photo or something with a better image on the screen to better gauge the actual resolution, when I get a chance....
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    Right, the on screen menu for this monitor shows...

    Right, the on screen menu for this monitor shows "31.6khz 70hz PN". It does not show the X*Y values in this mode.
  21. The formatter in the BIOS does not verify what is...

    The formatter in the BIOS does not verify what is written at all. In fact, the MFM/RLL data cable can be completely disconnected and it will still look like it succeeded.

    I would suggest double...
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    720x348 on VGA?

    I've been trying to get some screen shots of a program called Freestyle, ironically it is sort of a screen shot/annotator program but it can't take screen shots of itself. This has turned in to more...
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    No, the SL used the Intel 8086 CPU rather than...

    No, the SL used the Intel 8086 CPU rather than the 8088 or a 286, an odd choice for the time really, so it would need a V30.

    An interesting comparison, I suppose, but one really needs to keep the...
  24. Strange. Didn't MAXLLF ID the drive earlier? It...

    Strange. Didn't MAXLLF ID the drive earlier? It should be using the same method to communicate.
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    Those Fujitsu M2551A drives are generally nice...

    Those Fujitsu M2551A drives are generally nice reliable drives. I'd agree it would be best to repair them if possible.

    If it were me, I would connect it to an IBM PC clone (it is a standard 360k...
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