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  1. Ya', it turns out to be the easiest method to...

    Ya', it turns out to be the easiest method to check an expansion card for a short I've ever tried. :-)
  2. I didn't say a standalone system. I said a...

    I didn't say a standalone system.

    I said a stand-alone motherboard. It is therefore... unpowered. There is no PSU attached.

    If I insert a card into a slot and then test the 12V and 5V rails...
  3. I have used this method with great success. I...

    I have used this method with great success. I don't even bother to check the actual resistance -- my ohmmeter squeals when a short is encountered.

    A stand-alone motherboard is my goto when I want...
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    I think it was the UMB addition that made the...

    I think it was the UMB addition that made the high memory available, finally.

    Take this :

    Change NOEMS for RAM in the line that loads EMM386

    and change the RAM back to NOEMS and see if that...
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    What upper memory? You don't have any upper...

    What upper memory? You don't have any upper memory. :-) And it has nothing to do with autoexec.bat and config.sys!

    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=55430&d=1566508879
  6. This one is both XT and AT.

    This one is both XT and AT.
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    Check your CMOS settings..... you might have...

    Check your CMOS settings..... you might have Shadowing enabled.
  8. I have a Model F keyboard: ...

    I have a Model F keyboard:

    55431554325543355434

    I also have several XT compatible keyboards.

    And I have an auto sensing XT/AT Model M. Part NO. 1390120
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    From DOS 5 and up you can use loadhi and...

    From DOS 5 and up you can use loadhi and emm386.exe to do all that without anything else.
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    Here's a list of those 200... 55426 Do you...

    Here's a list of those 200...

    55426

    Do you want all 200 or just the file browser?
  11. Here's a good read for you: ...

    Here's a good read for you:

    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?55716-MFM-Hard-Drive-testing-in-a-more-modern-PC

    You're going to be way better off with an older test bed.
  12. The Pentium may not be 100% compatible with that...

    The Pentium may not be 100% compatible with that MFM controller, i.e., it may be a tad too fast. I can't remember with full certainty but I remember having some issues with 16-bit controllers/MFM...
  13. I have a Western Digital diagnostic program that...

    I have a Western Digital diagnostic program that might reveal the issue here. I'm not positive if you actually need a WD controller (which the OP does have) to avail yourself of its usefulness. It...
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    Does that motherboard have onboard video? Do...

    Does that motherboard have onboard video?

    Do you have another VGA card to try?
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    I like QEdit from SemWare. It uses ~ 50k. ...

    I like QEdit from SemWare. It uses ~ 50k.

    There's also Browse.com by Charles Petzold of ZIFF Communications.

    It was included in the 1988 book and accompanying disk, DOS POWER TOOLS along...
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    Look at the file dates. Or look inside...

    Look at the file dates.

    Or look inside command.com with a text viewer.
  17. The main problem with SpeedStor is that while it...

    The main problem with SpeedStor is that while it can access, diagnose and mark as bad all those unformatted sectors all right it can lead you to believe (inadvertently) that the disk might be OK...
  18. Hey... he asked you for suggestions, didn't he? ...

    Hey... he asked you for suggestions, didn't he? :-)

    I'm curious as well.
  19. SpinRite requires a valid partition to function. ...

    SpinRite requires a valid partition to function. It can't format or even access an un{Low Level}formatted drive. For that matter it requires a DOS format, as well. It can only access a drive by...
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    These are bootable IBM DOS disks. The Norton...

    These are bootable IBM DOS disks.

    The Norton Utilities doesn't have DOS files on their disks. I have NU 4.5 and they can be zipped up and unzipped and run directly. No need for an image file.
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    You must use a host site to U/L that file and put...

    You must use a host site to U/L that file and put the link to it here.
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    Sorry, but I am not the author of post #15 and I...

    Sorry, but I am not the author of post #15 and I don't really know how IMD works.
  23. http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?26432-8b...

    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?26432-8bit-Friendly-ISA-VGA-cards
  24. 16-bit

    16-bit
  25. Doesn't this answer your question?

    Doesn't this answer your question?
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