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  1. My exact word were "try Speed Store. It can do a...

    My exact word were "try Speed Store. It can do a low level format "On The Fly", without destroying data if the drive condition isn't to bad". Well... I think, since you are finding SOO many bad or...
  2. You might not be able to get that drive working. ...

    You might not be able to get that drive working. You could try to go to "manual setup" in Speedstor then try to "Re-initialize" the drive. I wouldn't try to change the interleave yet. Just leave...
  3. If you don't care about the data on the drive, do...

    If you don't care about the data on the drive, do a low level format, then f-disk, then dos format/s. Don't just do the dos format. That won't fix problems due to age related mis-alignment. If you...
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    Sorry 'bout that! I had no idea I saved so many...

    Sorry 'bout that! I had no idea I saved so many messages. Anyhow, it be fixed now. So, go ahead and try again if still interested. It will probably take me a week or so to make time to pull out...
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    For the rest of us!! I havent begun to air my...

    For the rest of us!! I havent begun to air my grievances:)

    RIP Jerry Stiller!!
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    Yup! I recently sent one to someone in France...

    Yup! I recently sent one to someone in France and he's enjoying it very much. I got a deal on a 12 piece lot of 16v8 GALs a while back and have been giving away programmed chips for cost of...
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    Merry Christmas to all!! I hope and pray for...

    Merry Christmas to all!! I hope and pray for WONDERFUL years ahead! COVID BE GONE!!!
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    Did you find an XT-FDC board? Here is a kit on...

    Did you find an XT-FDC board? Here is a kit on Ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/XT-FDC-Four-Floppy-Drive-ISA-Controller-PC8477BV-1-UNASSEMBLED-KIT/154240460192?hash=item23e972a5a0:g:8x8AAOSwUAdf1L6H
  9. I have no experience with the "Special Capture...

    I have no experience with the "Special Capture Firmware (VGA-COMON-RES)". I have modified the original firmware though just to tweak it so that it would start up with settings preset so that it...
  10. You mean THIS ONE?...

    You mean THIS ONE?65028 Looks like it's in stock. I HIGHLY recommend that. I've built and sold many of those from kits and have not received a single complaint. They work very well indeed. I've...
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    Have you tried to reach him at Vogons? He posted...

    Have you tried to reach him at Vogons? He posted a similar thread there and it looks like he was last active there in May. He goes by retrocanada76 over there. Also, since you're new here, your...
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    You should try to reach out to Retro Canada, the...

    You should try to reach out to Retro Canada, the designer and original poster, by Private Message. If anyone can help, he can.
  13. Are you sure you're running 3.0a? I think 386...

    Are you sure you're running 3.0a? I think 386 Enhanced mode came out with 3.1.
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    That's true. Unless you perform the 1megXT...

    That's true. Unless you perform the 1megXT mod.
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    Those wires likely were put there during...

    Those wires likely were put there during manufacture or testing of the boards. I have an IBM 5155 which uses the same motherboard as the 5160. I am the original owner and can remember seeing "patch...
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    That's a really nice looking 5155. You even have...

    That's a really nice looking 5155. You even have the little clear plastic piece to help hold the full length cards in place. That is missing on a lot of portables that I've seen. In fact, I have...
  17. Have you tried it assembled? I read another...

    Have you tried it assembled? I read another thread somewhere someone hooked up a bare model F PCB and got strange results. The model F is a capacitive keyboard and relies on the "flippers" to...
  18. Make sure the grounds are sound! One is attached...

    Make sure the grounds are sound! One is attached via a screw on the pcb and the other is at the berg connector. IIRC, it won't function at all without the ground at the berg connector, but will...
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    Pictures?

    Pictures?
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    Well then, I guess I'm still "just playin'...

    Well then, I guess I'm still "just playin' around". This is a hobby for me. If I wanted to make a career of it, I should have started A LONG TIME AGO! ;) These days, I spend my free time doing...
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    Evidently, you (Chuck(G)) forgot the very start...

    Evidently, you (Chuck(G)) forgot the very start of this thread.



    I've programmed in BASIC on an AppleII, an Imsai 8080 and later on an IBM XT. I later played with Microsoft QuickBASIC. I...
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    OP Here again, Thanks Chuckster, I have been...

    OP Here again, Thanks Chuckster, I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the suggestions for books to read and such. Yup, this is just a hobby for me, not for professional use. I do...
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    OP Here! Wow. Lots of great replies here. ...

    OP Here! Wow. Lots of great replies here. Thanks guys!! I've only quickly skimmed over all of them! One of the questions that came up was asking what hardware I wanted to program for. The...
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    Decided to start learnig C

    I've played around with BASIC since about 1979 but never really got super deep into it. A few years ago, I bought a book about assembly, but couldn't stay awake reading it. So, late in September, I...
  25. Thread: Nice 5155

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    Hmm. Very interesting! Would love to see that...

    Hmm. Very interesting! Would love to see that pic!

    Greg
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