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    If you have any problem with your computer hardware and software( for PC only) . say it here.I have The A+ certification from comptia and I can help you.


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    This is very nice of you to do this.

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    I have an old computer running DOS 5.2 (IBM) it has an IDE drive (2GB)
    which is partitioned into 4x512Meg drives. Main memory is 64Megabytes
    but when I run any DOS programs I can only access 1 Megabyte of Memory. How can I use or access all 64 Megabytes for programs or data?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    I have an old computer running DOS 5.2 (IBM) it has an IDE drive (2GB)
    which is partitioned into 4x512Meg drives. Main memory is 64Megabytes
    but when I run any DOS programs I can only access 1 Megabyte of Memory. How can I use or access all 64 Megabytes for programs or data?
    Actually you can not access more than 1 megabyte in Dos systems...5.2 oh no it is too old Man ..I think you have to throw it in the garbage I can buy it from you with 2 dollars.but you did not tell me what is version of its processor?
    I suppose it maybe 486 DX
    in case if your computer is pentium 2 you better install windows95.

    my advice to you throw it in the garbage if it was pentium 2 or less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    I have an old computer running DOS 5.2 (IBM) it has an IDE drive (2GB)
    which is partitioned into 4x512Meg drives. Main memory is 64Megabytes
    but when I run any DOS programs I can only access 1 Megabyte of Memory. How can I use or access all 64 Megabytes for programs or data?
    Actually you can not access more than 1 megabyte in Dos systems...5.2 oh no it is too old Man ..I think you have to throw it in the garbage I can buy it from you with 2 dollars.but you did not tell me what is version of its processor?
    I suppose it maybe 486 DX
    in case if your computer is pentium 2 you better install windows95.

    my advice to you throw it in the garbage if it was pentium 2 or less.
    But your windows does not allow me unrestricted access to my peripherals, it hides things I don't want hidden, it is very slow as task switching is inefficieant. The processor is a Pentium 160Mhz.
    It is NOT my main machine. None of the windows operating systems allow direct IO port access or control, so Windows is OK if you want to play games or use a word processor but for machine control it has to be written in Machine code in protected mode. DOS does not screw up, lose all your data, it is immune to all virus attacks, it loads 100 times faster than windows it runs 10 times faster than windows 95, and 30 (yes) 30 times faster than Windows XP. The kernal is only some 23KBytes for the whole system as opposed to 190Megabytes for Windows 98.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    I have an old computer running DOS 5.2 (IBM) it has an IDE drive (2GB)
    which is partitioned into 4x512Meg drives. Main memory is 64Megabytes
    but when I run any DOS programs I can only access 1 Megabyte of Memory. How can I use or access all 64 Megabytes for programs or data?
    Actually you can not access more than 1 megabyte in Dos systems...5.2 oh no it is too old Man ..I think you have to throw it in the garbage I can buy it from you with 2 dollars.but you did not tell me what is version of its processor?
    I suppose it maybe 486 DX
    in case if your computer is pentium 2 you better install windows95.

    my advice to you throw it in the garbage if it was pentium 2 or less.
    But your windows does not allow me unrestricted access to my peripherals, it hides things I don't want hidden, it is very slow as task switching is inefficieant. The processor is a Pentium 160Mhz.
    It is NOT my main machine. None of the windows operating systems allow direct IO port access or control, so Windows is OK if you want to play games or use a word processor but for machine control it has to be written in Machine code in protected mode. DOS does not screw up, lose all your data, it is immune to all virus attacks, it loads 100 times faster than windows it runs 10 times faster than windows 95, and 30 (yes) 30 times faster than Windows XP. The kernal is only some 23KBytes for the whole system as opposed to 190Megabytes for Windows 98.
    as I said through it to the garbage ...but there is a last solution try to install a newer version of DOS I think newer version are different or try to install windows 98 or I can buy it from you with 3 dollars are you agree. :-D
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    Yeah good advice, like the cheap PC store's around here they can't fix anything, but they'll sell you a new one. Your talents are wasted you should be selling cars, and making lots of money.

    I do have another question for you though, what is the proper way to get out of multiple nested loops in a C program, yet preserve the stack data for later examination?
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    Megabrain: It's like you are inventing problems from your exprience to prove his lack of knowledge. Mean..evil...but funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    I have an old computer running DOS 5.2 (IBM) it has an IDE drive (2GB)
    which is partitioned into 4x512Meg drives. Main memory is 64Megabytes
    but when I run any DOS programs I can only access 1 Megabyte of Memory. How can I use or access all 64 Megabytes for programs or data?
    Which DOS? Most people don't know this, but there are many "DOS" OS's. Such as: PC-DOS, MS-DOS, FreeDOS, DR-DOS, Novell-DOS, OpenDOS, PTS-DOS, ROM-DOS and many more.

    However I'm not sure about the RAM recognition problem. I've not had it with 5.0 myself. I think the RAM recognition in 5.0 is higher than 1MB though, so I don't get why that's happening. Have you tried re-installing DOS?


    One question though, I did some checking on the DOS timeline just to be sure..DOS 5.2? I can't seem to find that specific release. The only DOS program to have a 5.0.2 was PC-DOS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by profahmfaw
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    If you have any problem with your computer hardware and software( for PC only) . say it here.I have The A+ certification from comptia and I can help you.

    With respect an online correspondance course is not the highest or most difficult course to complete. just so we know where you are which course did you take?was it the essentials,220-602,603 or 604? just to get a feel of what stage you are at. will you progress on to the other courses and work your way through them?

    I know a bit about this as one of our junior engineers took the A+ certicate as part of extra training at home

    The course does not cover all aspects of computing as a university degree course, so i assume the answering of questions could be open to anybody to answer, or can only you answer them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyhfht
    Megabrain: It's like you are inventing problems from your exprience to prove his lack of knowledge. Mean..evil...but funny.
    Wot me?

    On the DOS it was IBM DOS as I thought I said. I just wanted to find out what level this a+ qualification was, I thought I'd ask a few easy questions and then progress onto something a little more advanced.
    I had thought I found a nice little niche here where I could answer questions but I would not be precocious enouth to state "JUST ASK ALL YOUR QUESTIONS AND I'LL ANSWER THEM"
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    Why have a seperate thread for this?

    isn't that what the computer section of the forums for, asking questions and discussions about computers? why the extra "special" thread?

    And will this thread be open to everyone or is it a questions and answers ONLY, like the islam thread were discussions and comments are frowned upon
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    that's because he's afraid the comments will defeat his replies (and they always do), thus removing any possibility he'll convert anybody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyhfht
    that's because he's afraid the comments will defeat his replies (and they always do), thus removing any possibility he'll convert anybody.
    very true, the last thread i gave up on when we were TOLD, no comments only questions and answers, bit of a delusion of grandeur thing going on, same with this thread

    its only a correspondance course, these things are advertised daily on tv, all microsoft certified and anyone can do them and suddenly we are an audience with bill gates
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    Well I'm just happy to keep the guy talking, A muslim indoors talking to others is I think a good thing.
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    That's a good one MegaBrain !!!!!


    There's a question for myself personally....Can u explain why when i starts my pc (Windows XP Pro) it gets so slow to boot up and sometimes, it doesn't boot up at all.

    What do u reckon that i should do? Does reformatting my harddisk work?

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    A format is a good idea. A virus and spyware scanner is even better. Also be sure to enable FastBoot settings for XP if you want it to boot up quicker.
    Ah yes and if you have like half a million items all loading at startup when your OS boots, then try to remove at least half of them.

    For the virus and spyware scanners (all free, and the best I've seen):
    http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
    For avast registration is free
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
    Another free spyware scanner, best of it's kind. I'd advise against using microsoft's, as it's never appeared to catch anything or even work correctly (I believe it's still in the beta stages).

    To remove things out of your systems startup file, use http://www.glarysoft.com/quick-startup/
    it's (unsurprisingly) more friendly than that which the OS uses. Especially 98, which tells you to "reboot or cancel your settings changes" when you try to do it via microsofts way. Warning: Do not unload important programs out of the startup such as your anti-virus or firewall

    As for enabling that quick-boot/reboot setting, I can't find where that setting is again. Grah, perhaps someone else knows what I'm getting at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ert
    That's a good one MegaBrain !!!!!


    There's a question for myself personally....Can u explain why when i starts my pc (Windows XP Pro) it gets so slow to boot up and sometimes, it doesn't boot up at all.

    What do u reckon that i should do? Does reformatting my harddisk work?

    Cheers:
    Not without seeing it I can't! As Jeremy says you probably have a whole load of stuff that has clettered the system over a while. What you can do is next time you 'rebuild your system from a re-format, as soon as you have loaded all the essential software and got your mail working, backup the drive, so next time all you need do is restore it. You also need to regularly backup any mail, or other work. I rebuild my system about every three months, as evertime I delete something Windows compress's it and stores it in a hidden part of the disk. Windows is crap like that.
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    that's why you use a secure deletion program. of course...THAT wouldn't be suspicious to the FBI.
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    Yeah, but since I have a couple of PC's on a network and prefer to backup (just hit the button and let it do it while I have tea), there's no real need for secure deletion.
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    cool...thks man.

    i'll give it a try and see if it could save my PC ..
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    If we don't see you back we'll know it didn't work.. :wink:
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    yet to try man !!! Probably operate on my frd's PC first before i work on mine.


    Hey, What's the main purpose of doing partitioning on the hard disk? Does it speed's up the accessing of data input and output?


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    Erm...it lets you have two OS's on one HD. Or/and two file storage type systems. Or more depending on how many partitions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ert
    yet to try man !!! Probably operate on my frd's PC first before i work on mine.


    Hey, What's the main purpose of doing partitioning on the hard disk? Does it speed's up the accessing of data input and output?


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    Partioning allows your hard disk to appear as several seperate disks. A bit like partioning a box there is only one box but it has several areas.
    The advantages are:-

    1) in some cases it does allow faster access's as the heads are confined to a particular area of the disks.

    2)Multiple partitions allow for different operating sytems to be used on the same PC ie Unix, DOS, Windows etc.

    3)It allows you to keep the operating system seperate from programs and data so if part of your PC crashes you may not lose all the data.

    4) If an area of the disk becomes 'bad' you can format around it and leave the bad chunk as unpartitioned.

    5) If you need to reload the operating system you can do it without re-formatting the program or data areas.

    6) some older PC's have limits on partition sizes like 32Meg, 512 Meg 4Gig 128Gig so if you have a drive larger than the PC's limit you will need to partition to be able to use all the space anyway.
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    okay guys....

    I've got a very lousy IBM laptop with only 30GB of hard disk in total.

    Does that mean that whenever i do my work on a file and save a copy of it, it will also back up the particular file automatically for me? Am i allow to choose which file to save and which file not to save?

    Okay right now, I've got this really situation......
    My frd's PC running on windows XP doesn't boot up. It show a screen which says something like 1) boot safe 2) boot from network 3) boot from DOS. So i click on the 1st one.....the system doesn't do anything.

    so I turn off and restart again when it starts, i press on F2....came into a page which says all the crap. Unable to find something which say reformat hard disk.....what do u reckon?

    So what can i do to reformat my hard disk? Is there a possibly that i can save all my data from this situation?

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    I'm confused - you start by saying 'my friend's pc' then at the end up asking whether you should re-format YOUR disk...

    You need to use the start-up disks supplied with the machine or the windows XP disk, then boot the PC from whichever of these disks you have and select 'repair windows installation' (or whatever it's called). I suspect you've either been 'zapped' by a virus, lost power at some point which destroyed a vital file or the disk has gone nuts up.
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    Might I suggest replacing mindows XP with something that doesn't suck like a black hole? Say, 2k?
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    He would certainly lose all the data, as if you try to load 2K over XP it does not allow it, windows sees this as a step backwards you get a message something like 'cannot install old version over new' or some such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    He would certainly lose all the data, as if you try to load 2K over XP it does not allow it, windows sees this as a step backwards you get a message something like 'cannot install old version over new' or some such.
    Erm...well sorry, my mistake in assuming FORMATTING is common sense. Partition your drive in two (or three or so), then install it separately. I've used both 98 (HELL compared to 2k) and XP (also hell. Not much different from 98 in my user experience. Save for the shinies).
    Of course this leaves out a LARGE array of technical comparisons and detail (not to mention blow-by-blow descriptions), but I'll leave it at personal preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    I'm confused - you start by saying 'my friend's pc' then at the end up asking whether you should re-format YOUR disk...

    You need to use the start-up disks supplied with the machine or the windows XP disk, then boot the PC from whichever of these disks you have and select 'repair windows installation' (or whatever it's called). I suspect you've either been 'zapped' by a virus, lost power at some point which destroyed a vital file or the disk has gone nuts up.
    I'm sorry...

    What i meant is if i should and how to reformat my frd's pc. The Problem is it doesn't come with all the start up thingy. I think the OS is loaded into the hard disk when first bought. Is there any other alternatives?
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    If the operating system was loaded by the manufacturer, they would have sent a 'recovery disk' with the PC, that is the one you must use, as it will contain all the drivers for the supplied hardware. If the machine was second hand and had windows on it when bought, you will need to obtain an XP master disk (with reg number) and re-load, and all the drivers for the installed hardware. If it's a laptop, you should make sure you have all the drivers for the hardware before you start, (go to the manufactureres site for help and drivers). Be prepared to lose all the data and possibly the pc (if it's a laptop). It's a tough one.
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    hey hello lately i've been having slow boot when my pc strats up.. is there any way i can make it faster without destroying stuff.
    also i would like to get rid off this windows that appears when my pc logs into winxp... i want the os to get into winxp directly without havingt to press the user thing,. And i am the only user so there is no need for this user window
    this is the window i mean: http://www.windows-expert.net/window...ndowslogon.gif
    i hope someone can give a a solution for my problem
    thanks...
    helloo
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    For slow start up on Windows...Start->run->msconfig->startup->disable all->restart (this will disable virtually ALL unnecessary programs on start up...if you have antivirus or something you wish to keep on start up...check those boxes individually)

    Look in administrative tools to delete user accounts--in the control panel
    Let me warm up first....don't want to pull a hammy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingus
    For slow start up on Windows...Start->run->msconfig->startup->disable all->restart (this will disable virtually ALL unnecessary programs on start up...if you have antivirus or something you wish to keep on start up...check those boxes individually)

    Look in administrative tools to delete user accounts--in the control panel
    No, DO NOT do that, you might disable some vital windows components or disable programs that enable you to do things an alternative way to do check is in some programs options (like MSN Messenger)it has "Run at Statup", i really don't advise fooling around in the startup tab in msconfig unless you have a fair idea as to what you are doing
    check in the statup folder

    Start->All Programs->Startup

    if there is anything in there that you dont need simply delete it,

    (yes i am aware that only applications sit there and the processes are in msconfig, but we wouldn't want him to disable something like svchost.exe now would we??)


    as for getting rid of the login screen im not sure if there is a option in the Users control pannel, or if you have to delete the account so there is just one generic user account, but i'm sure that there is some one on here that will know

    I'm not saying that Dingus is wrong, but i advise against fooling around with startup process's if you don't know exactly what you are doing

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    thanks i had a net.passport account. When i deleted it my problem was gone. And for the misconfig i did what you told me not to and messed up my pc. Wondering why it took me a long time to reply? My pc was not responding so i had to install windows again. which was not a big deal becuase i had all my files in my alternative hard drive.
    Thanks for the advise though. Whish i had reaed it earlier.lol..
    helloo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    I have an old computer running DOS 5.2 (IBM) it has an IDE drive (2GB)
    which is partitioned into 4x512Meg drives. Main memory is 64Megabytes
    but when I run any DOS programs I can only access 1 Megabyte of Memory. How can I use or access all 64 Megabytes for programs or data?
    Unfortunately you can't....As far as I am aware even the most modern of computer systems such as mine have what is called "640k of BASE MEMORY" that is to say - even if I had 8Gb of RAM on my machine, through DOS id only be able to access 640k of it. The rest is used only by Windows or Linux and is called EXTENDED MEMORY.

    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    I do have another question for you though, what is the proper way to get out of multiple nested loops in a C program, yet preserve the stack data for later examination?
    That depends on what the stack data is and how it is stored.

    Quote Originally Posted by ert
    That's a good one MegaBrain !!!!!


    There's a question for myself personally....Can u explain why when i starts my pc (Windows XP Pro) it gets so slow to boot up and sometimes, it doesn't boot up at all.

    What do u reckon that i should do? Does reformatting my harddisk work?

    Cheers:
    You could try system tweakers, etc. But to be honest with you if you are constantly installing and uninstalling stuff then you risk damaging the windows registry. Page file can also become too large. If you switch your PC or hit the reset button a lot without shutting windows down properly this will also result in affecting the health of your PC as can running various shareware programmes on your PC simultanously, that "may" have been tested with windows but not tested with other programmes and conflicts may occur.

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    That's a good one MegaBrain !!!!!


    There's a question for myself personally....Can u explain why when i starts my pc (Windows XP Pro) it gets so slow to boot up and sometimes, it doesn't boot up at all.

    What do u reckon that i should do? Does reformatting my harddisk work?

    Cheers:
    Not without seeing it I can't! As Jeremy says you probably have a whole load of stuff that has clettered the system over a while. What you can do is next time you 'rebuild your system from a re-format, as soon as you have loaded all the essential software and got your mail working, backup the drive, so next time all you need do is restore it. You also need to regularly backup any mail, or other work. I rebuild my system about every three months, as evertime I delete something Windows compress's it and stores it in a hidden part of the disk. Windows is crap like that.
    Actually what happens when a file is deleted is that windows simply replaces the first characted of the file with a question mark "?"
    The file is STILL ACTUALLY THERE !! and it will remain there until windows needs the storage space and it is overwitten.

    Quote Originally Posted by adida948
    hey hello lately i've been having slow boot when my pc strats up.. is there any way i can make it faster without destroying stuff.
    also i would like to get rid off this windows that appears when my pc logs into winxp... i want the os to get into winxp directly without havingt to press the user thing,. And i am the only user so there is no need for this user window
    this is the window i mean: http://www.windows-expert.net/window...ndowslogon.gif
    i hope someone can give a a solution for my problem
    thanks...
    I would suggest that you continue using the log-on screen and everytime you intend to use your machine (other than for the purpouses of installing programs and/or system maintenance) that you create a guest account (without administrators rights) and use this one for normal operation; ESPECIALLY if you have an "always on" internet connection such as broadband. This will protect yourself more from outside attack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by profahmfaw
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    If you have any problem with your computer hardware and software( for PC only) . say it here.I have The A+ certification from comptia and I can help you.
    Actually I have a problem that you maybe able to help with.

    Ive just bought a new motherboard and am about to fit it inside a new PC case. The motherboard has come with screws that seem to washers with them. Do you know what the procedure is for screwing the motherboard inside the case is please ?

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    Hey every body
    I have bought a dell labtop from about 5 monthes with windows XP home edition, but later I needed to switch it to proffessional edition, and I did so, after that, I updated all drivers and they worked propably, except the wireless and the bluetooth, I setup their drivers software from the cd came with the labtop and I tried to update the drivers atuomaticlly and manually from the device manger, but not in vain they didnt work (although they were working before deleting the window). i downloaded the driver from the net but the problem still appear, what shall I do?
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    Hey every body
    I have bought a dell labtop from about 5 monthes with windows XP home edition, but later I needed to switch it to proffessional edition, and I did so, after that, I updated all drivers and they worked propably, except the wireless and the bluetooth, I setup their drivers software from the cd came with the labtop and I tried to update the drivers atuomaticlly and manually from the device manger, but not in vain they didnt work (although they were working before deleting the window). i downloaded the driver from the net but the problem still appear, what shall I do?
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    Question: Is it the 64-bit version of XP Professional that you have installed ?
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    You can't use 32bit drivers on a 64-bit operating system so if it IS 64bit Windows XP you are using then you either need to find new 64-bit drivers for your devices or switch back to 32-bit windows until we all eventually migrate and manufacturers are forced to produce 64-bit drivers for their products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullseye
    You can't use 32bit drivers on a 64-bit operating system so if it IS 64bit Windows XP you are using then you either need to find new 64-bit drivers for your devices or switch back to 32-bit windows until we all eventually migrate and manufacturers are forced to produce 64-bit drivers for their products.
    The point I was eventually going to get to.
    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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    Hey guys,
    When my computer boots I get S.M.A.R.T Status Bad, Please Backup and Replace, now what i dont understand is, how am i ment to backup if i cant get into my windows to do it...it's also weird that it wont boot because its my Pri Slave thats its happened to, i was thinking about a bootable HDD cloner...maybe ghost?...but im not sure weather it will work, opinions on this matter would be very appreciated
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    TRy disabling S.M.A.R.T in your bios, if it boots back everything up straight away even if you just use windows software t do it. - Your hard drive has either or is about to, catastrophically fail. If it's the slave you ought to be able to just disconnect it, BUT it may actually be the master at fault!
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    Ok,
    I disabled S.M.A.R.Tbut it just says "Cannot Load Opperating System" does this mean that it is the master and not the slave?

    im not actually at home at the moment im at School, however i will write down your instructions
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    Disconnect the slave - it shold boot then, if no it could either be the master OR that the secondary is designated as the 'boot disk' - watch out for it!

    I'd set both drives to 'slave' and put each, seperately onto a second working computer on the secondary IDE Slave cable, then boot up and examine the disks one by one.
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    Ok, i will do that, do you think that if i run chkdsk it will see if theres problems?
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    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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    If Cylinder 0 Head 0 is unreadable by the disk's internal boot code then even CHKDSK will not read it, in which case ditch it, even if you were successful in re-formatting it, the fact that the SMART software has detected a problem says it's only good as a paper weight.
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    How big is your hard disk ? How old is it ?
    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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    well i turned it on yesterday after i got home from school and it booted fine so i backed up all my stuff...then i turned it off and went to bed, then i got up this morning and it wouldn't boot again for the same reason...I'm really confused!

    Oh, and my HDD is a WD 80G, probly about 2 years old
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    Okay, well at least you have a back up of everything you need, so may I suggest a complete re-format; (not a quick reformat) of your hard disk and a fresh installation of windows.
    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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    You are gonna get nothing but trouble from that disk if it failed 'smart' - either trash it or use it on the secondary IDE for temporary stuff which you can afford to lose.
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    ok well i changed it to slave so now its just a backup, as i said before it wont work in the morning but in the afternoon its fine (maybe its like me and doesnt like mornings,) well we will see how it goes and if it dies theres always another hard drive waiting there to be bought, so thanks to all those that helped and thanks megabrain for ur first response it was very much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    I have an old computer running DOS 5.2 (IBM) it has an IDE drive (2GB)
    which is partitioned into 4x512Meg drives. Main memory is 64Megabytes
    but when I run any DOS programs I can only access 1 Megabyte of Memory. How can I use or access all 64 Megabytes for programs or data?
    you fragment it so that you have 64 1MB of memory. umm lol ya I am probably wrong >.> I just wanted to say something so I can feel somewhat important XD.
    whats the interval of 1/mower? lnmower... heh
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    No probs shorty - you're welcome, no fee either except you must remain a member of the forum!

    Fancyshoes...

    I know the answers (and always did) to my own question, I was merely testing the guy who started this thread.
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    I know... < : (
    whats the interval of 1/mower? lnmower... heh
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    lol...yea the guy that started this thread seems a bit dull...i don't know why he thinks that he is so good...we all probably know more then him anyway...ah well each to there own i guess
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    He hasn't been around for a while, I guess he's got computer problems...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    I have an old computer running DOS 5.2 (IBM) it has an IDE drive (2GB)
    which is partitioned into 4x512Meg drives. Main memory is 64Megabytes
    but when I run any DOS programs I can only access 1 Megabyte of Memory. How can I use or access all 64 Megabytes for programs or data?
    Wouldn't you need to check and make sure you have "himem.sys" running in your config.sys?

    Jeez MB...That's one seriously old system. It actually might be worth more money now, than a few of years ago. I heard about some industrial machines that use old 8088's as controllers, and some companies will buy them from you, because they're so hard to find.
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    That's cos they use the old ISA bus for expansion, none do today, so all those nice and easy to fix cards, (plus the development cards) made for a particular purpose and still working are kept alive for as long as possible.
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    boy...don't you miss the day of setting jumpers for I/O's and interrupts.

    So did I answer your memory question right?
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    i have got Linux and Windows XP on my system ....i use VMWARE also

    so now my Question is, does any one of these Operating systems know the existence of the other one.........Please explain me in detail........

    is there a way to transfer data form one OS to other
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    Well I'm just happy to keep the guy talking, A muslim indoors talking to others is I think a good thing.
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