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  1. Thread: Unknown PC

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    Very nice system. That is what we generally call...

    Very nice system. That is what we generally call a "no name clone". These would have been put together by small local companies or individuals, often in small numbers, usually with cheap generic...
  2. Thread: File Dropbox

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    Strange thing to call an "achievement". So they...

    Strange thing to call an "achievement". So they basically double as cell phone salesmen.
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    Personally, I cringe whenever someone says they...

    Personally, I cringe whenever someone says they "tested" a piece of software. It is easy for a non-expert to damage floppy disks just plopping them in to some crappy floppy drive, and most OSes these...
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    There is more information about converting from...

    There is more information about converting from IMG sector images to IMD here: https://forum.winworldpc.com/discussion/6931/how-to-convert-raw-images-to-imagedisk
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    A quick glance at the Total DOS collection on...

    A quick glance at the Total DOS collection on archive.org, and I see several different dumps of "Kings Quest". I'll just guess "King's Quest [DC] (1984)(Sierra On-Line, Inc.) [Adventure].img.zip"...
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    The software used by a Central Point Deluxe...

    The software used by a Central Point Deluxe Option Board is "Transcopy".

    "Copy II PC" is the copy utility that needs no extra hardware.

    Transcopy uses the extension ".IMG" by default, but it is...
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    These are 360k drives? I never knew anyone made...

    These are 360k drives? I never knew anyone made 1/3 height 360k drives.

    What kind of machine did these come out of?
  8. There is a self extracting zip archive that seems...

    There is a self extracting zip archive that seems to have the same "customer.exe" as the 3.3 set here:
    ftp://ftp.oldskool.org/pub/drivers/ATT/6300%20family/6300.EXE

    Also, it looks like "Microsoft...
  9. That image is borked. Someone ran it through...

    That image is borked. Someone ran it through something that converted all CRLF bytes to CR, as if it were a text file. Can't undo that.
  10. Thread: ReactOS status

    by SomeGuy
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    ReactOS is in a perpetual "Alpha" state....

    ReactOS is in a perpetual "Alpha" state. Constantly changing, bits alway up on blocks while devs work on it, so not really stable for any specific use. A better question is: anyone kicking it around?...
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    IBM never officially supported any 5.25" 720k or...

    IBM never officially supported any 5.25" 720k or similar 96TPI low density format. As a result most clones also did not officially support that.

    There were a few programs that could format such...
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    So what is going to happen to the place now?

    So what is going to happen to the place now?
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    Is this the Computer Reset warehouse? There was...

    Is this the Computer Reset warehouse? There was already a long, long thread about it here: http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?69913-FYI-Computer-Reset-liquidation-(Dallas-TX)
  14. What really blows my mind is that due to all the...

    What really blows my mind is that due to all the different short screen aspect ratios (short screen, really short screen, extra super short screen, bla bla bla), I often see people watching TV shows...
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    A couple more thoughts - *Exactly* what are you...

    A couple more thoughts - *Exactly* what are you trying to boot? Some early OEM DOS versions may hang when run on some machines other than that OEM's, even if the version is "IBM" compatible (often...
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    If it has extra cards in it, try reducing it to a...

    If it has extra cards in it, try reducing it to a minimal configuration. Mis-configured or damaged hard disk systems can sometimes cause floppy booting to freeze.

    If it eventually looks like the...
  17. I dunno, but these shortscreen TVs and monitors...

    I dunno, but these shortscreen TVs and monitors are getting insane. I fully expect down the road TVs/monitors will be a mile long and only a few inches high. Happened to obtain a new-ish DVD movie...
  18. Still looking for this. A similar Test and...

    Still looking for this.

    A similar Test and Initialization Disk for the Eagle PC popped up a while back, but but unfortunately most of what was on it was not applicable to the Eagle 1600,...
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    So the TL;DR of the OP is they recommend Linux...

    So the TL;DR of the OP is they recommend Linux "ddrescue", with the usual precaution not to bother with lobotomized USB floppy drives.

    Both DOS and many DOS/Windows disk copiers do crap...
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    Are the motherboards really identical? The first...

    Are the motherboards really identical? The first thing that comes to mind when I see a program that fails on an otherwise working motherboard is the BIOS. A different BIOS revision could easily cause...
  21. Thread: [build] DooM

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    Doom? Well, then, those blue LEDs might just be...

    Doom? Well, then, those blue LEDs might just be appropriate since they come directly from hell. :P
  22. I recall Quarterdeck Manifest being quite useful...

    I recall Quarterdeck Manifest being quite useful for that, and I think it ran fine under DOS 3.x.
  23. It seems like it was quite common to start with a...

    It seems like it was quite common to start with a grand idea, and then reality hit and you had to shoehorn that design in to the second rate parts you could actually get.

    Somewhere there was a...
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    Probably the ideal situation would be to get a...

    Probably the ideal situation would be to get a quote for repair or replacement from an actual business. I think there are a few people on this forum that do vintage/legacy computer repair...
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    The Kaypro 2000. Because if you dropped it, it...

    The Kaypro 2000. Because if you dropped it, it would redefine your foot. :)
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