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    Not all PCs do a seek at boot. But since yours...

    Not all PCs do a seek at boot. But since yours does, movement is at least a good sign. (What kind of controller are you using, and what exactly is the machine doing when the drive seeks? )

    Most of...
  2. Yea, I just used an emulator to create those disk...

    Yea, I just used an emulator to create those disk images. There are a lot of different disk writers for DOS. One of the more robust ones that works well on lower powered systems is DskImage for DOS:...
  3. Don't gaming mice usually have bright blue or...

    Don't gaming mice usually have bright blue or animated rainbow LEDs, to match their pulsating rainbow backlit "gaming" keyboards, animated blue LED "gaming" power supply fans, and "gaming" case that...
  4. Strange. That program does not seem to like...

    Strange. That program does not seem to like running on pre-AT class machines. On an XT clone, it does what you describe, it claims that the 360k drive is not compatible. Although it seems to run fine...
  5. Do you have a link to the exact setup disk...

    Do you have a link to the exact setup disk archive you are trying to use?
  6. Just off hand, installing NT 3.51 would have...

    Just off hand, installing NT 3.51 would have updated the NT loader. That is normally the only shared piece between multiple NT installs. I have no idea if the NT 3.51 loader actually supports loading...
  7. Thread: Picture Size

    by SomeGuy
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    The trick to posting images on this forum is to...

    The trick to posting images on this forum is to edit and size your images appropriately before posting. The forum will automatically resize and re-compress any image file larger than 256k or in...
  8. It's unfortunate that these events have gotten...

    It's unfortunate that these events have gotten canceled or delayed. The way things are going, I fully expect things to be a mess later this year. I was really looking forward to VCFSE, although...
  9. You'd think that with all the money they usually...

    You'd think that with all the money they usually throw around that they could create sufficient quality new keyboards. But then again, they can't make phones where people can actually hear each other.
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    Just to be clear, it is recognizing this memory...

    Just to be clear, it is recognizing this memory with no additional drivers or software? Nice.

    I recall a shareware program for 286/386 era computers that could map in extra memory using chipset or...
  11. Well, then it would seem that card is at least...

    Well, then it would seem that card is at least goofy. You never did say if it would format just a few tracks ok. I still suspect that a "dynamic" format might have behaved differently.
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    A very, very nice looking, generic 286 clone...

    A very, very nice looking, generic 286 clone system: https://www.ebay.com/itm/333637618061?nordt=true
  13. Try specifying dynamic formatting, and specify...

    Try specifying dynamic formatting, and specify only a few tracks. See if it finishes with or without an error, and if those tracks are readable.

    Most bios formatters like that don't even verify...
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    In a couple more years, Mac users won't be able...

    In a couple more years, Mac users won't be able to fall back on Windows.

    The only solution I am aware of for writing floppies under MacOS X involves the Kryoflux device, and I'm not even sure if...
  15. All that and you didn't nuke the blue LED?

    All that and you didn't nuke the blue LED?
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    I'm not surprised. I'm actually more surprised...

    I'm not surprised. I'm actually more surprised that a current Mac even recognizes a USB floppy drive or anything not approved by Apple.
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    These are 1.44mb floppy drives on both machines? ...

    These are 1.44mb floppy drives on both machines?

    There should be some way to write/read whole 1.44m disk images (.img files) directly to the floppy on the newer mac, but I'm not sure of the exact...
  18. I don't have a gotek (floppies forever! :P ) but...

    I don't have a gotek (floppies forever! :P ) but what I would to to sanity check things: try formatting a bootable 360k system disk using DOS 2, don't forget to copy command.com and other files. Then...
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    NT 3.x was designed to be portable to non IBM PC...

    NT 3.x was designed to be portable to non IBM PC platforms, so it used protected mode drivers for everything after the boot loader.

    Windows 3.1's "32-bit disk access" was for the hard drive only,...
  20. Nice job scanning the manual. Not enough manuals...

    Nice job scanning the manual. Not enough manuals get preserved.

    How bad were the disks? What setup did you use to read them?

    If the oxide isn't totally scraped off, still might be possible to...
  21. Thread: Mousedesk disk

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    If you go for the factory original disks, you...

    If you go for the factory original disks, you will miss out on the cool Flying Toasters screen savers and other fixes enthusiasts have added.
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    It could be that the board is faulty and won't...

    It could be that the board is faulty and won't run at full speed. I've had boards like that before. Any buyer should probably assume that.
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    Sudden shifts in technolgy

    I would think most people here could at least somewhat appreciate this. Thanks to the pandemic situation, I'm suddenly seeing more people expect different technology usage.

    Until recently I was...
  24. For whatever it is worth, I have a Panasonic...

    For whatever it is worth, I have a Panasonic PV-7450 that is still working well after all these years. Although it was eating tapes for a while until I gave it a thorough cleaning. It is a very...
  25. Those tracks are "undocumented" in the sense that...

    Those tracks are "undocumented" in the sense that floppy drive vendors didn't include those in their specifications and the actual max track can be different between two seemingly identical drive...
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