Spyder2k

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  1. > YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO INSTALL WINDOWS XP, ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO CONTINUE? Yes. > ARE YOU REALLY SURE? Yes. > ARE YOU REALLY REALLY SURE? YES! > OK, THEN. JUST SO YOU KNOW, WE'RE REQUIRED TO ASK YOU THAT NOW. IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT FOR BEING A PICKY CONSUMER AND SUPPORTING THAT WHOLE "ANTI-TRUST" NONSENSE. INGRATE. Just get on with it. > ATTEMPTING TO INSTALL WINDOWS XP. FIRST WE NEED TO CHECK YOUR SYSTEM FOR COMPATIBILITY. THIS COULD TAKE SEVERAL DAYS. Groan. > THE INSTALL PROGRAM HAS DETECTED SEVERAL POSSIBLE PROBLEMS AND WILL NOT LET YOU INSTALL XP. Problems? What problems? > THE VIDEO CARD YOU ARE USING APPARENTLY DOES NOT WORK WITH THE MOTHERBOARD. But I'm using it at this very moment. > THAT IS IRRELEVANT. But if the video card isn't working with the mother board then I can't very well see this warning message telling me that the video card wasn't... > DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FOOL ME WITH LOGIC, I AM A MICROSOFT PRODUCT. LOGIC DOES NOT WORK ON ME. I HAVE ALSO FOUND THE FOLLOWING MINOR ERRORS: WINDOWS XP IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE FOLLOWING HARDWARE - MONITOR, KEYBOARD, MEMORY CHIPS, > MOTHERBOARD BIOS, WEB CAM, SCANNER, SOUND CARD, USB CONTROLLER, CD/R DRIVE, MICROPHONE, AND FLIGHT STICK. All that? > YES. AND THE HARDDRIVE IS RIGHT OUT TOO. WE DON'T LIKE THE MANUFACTURER. Well what *DOES* work? > THE MOUSE. The mouse? > YES. AND THE 5 1/4 DRIVE. I don't have a 5 1/4 drive. > YES YOU DO. No I don't. > WHAT'S THAT THEN? It's a 3 1/2 drive. > NO IT ISN'T. Yes it is. > .. HEY, WHAT IS THAT? WHAT ARE YOU DOING? IS THAT A DISK? WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT DISK? YOU'RE NOT PUTTING IT IN THE DRIVE ARE YOU? YOU ARE! WHAT'S ON THAT DISK. IS THAT DOS? YOU'RE INSTALLING DOS?? WHY WOULD YOU INSTALL DOS WHEN I AM INFINITELY MORE POWE.......... C:
  2. Thanks, "cdimage -o" is what I was looking for.
  3. Here's the deal, I've recently come across a CD (No not a DVD) with 2000 Professional, 2000 Server and 2000 Advanced Server on it. Upon boot it prompts for the desired setup. It uses the boot folder method detailed in flyakite's guide, however the i386 folder for each of the mentioned folders is present with a total size of 1.17 GB. It's not overburned because the actual used disc space is 486 MB. My guess is it's a sort of file system trick, based upon the fact that the i386 folder for these three OSs are very much similar. So my Theory is that the i386 folder (or probably just the similar files in there) are written to the disc only once and the filesystem records of the files present are manipulated to point various files to the same sector, eg while the files "\ENGLISH\WIN2000\ADV_SERV\setup.exe" and "\ENGLISH\WIN2000\PRO\setup.exe" are read from different sectors on the disc i.e sector 1 and sector 2 respectively as is normal, files "\ENGLISH\WIN2000\ADV_SERV\i386\MSI.DL_" and "\ENGLISH\WIN2000\PRO\i386\MSI.DL_" are both read from the same sector on the disc i.e. sector 3 That's just my theory. Does anyone know how this is done as I'm sure alot including myself would be interested in recreating such a CD/DVD?
  4. ...or if you really want to see your sister 'happy', you could right click task bar -> Task Manager -> Users -> right click her user name -> logoff Disclaimer: This poster shall not be held responsible for any damages whether data or physical that occurs by following the above process. j/k Pointing out an alternative
  5. I object, Technical Support is nothing but fun Fun, Fun, Fun
  6. 20GB portable memory, thankx guys I figure it'd be better to pay double and get 20 times the memory
  7. Are you sure it's policy and not just the process being run under the 'SYSTEM' account and the user being limited, i.e. Service
  8. I wonder where sven is Here's the thing, I was considering getting a 1GB USB Flash Drive, but then I kinda got sucked into the this whole IPod thing. So now I'd like to get me one of those. Just wondering, is the IPod (the big 20GB ones) as 'plug and play' as USB flash drives i.e. Can I plug an IPod into a WinXP/2K PC without any IPod drivers/software and have it pop up as a removable drive?
  9. The B drive is still used relatively a lot, in the instance of CD-ROM booting where floppy emulation is used. B: is required to access the real physical drive.
  10. EDIT: Bug? Seems a space is being added between 'archives/' and 'jake' by the forum It's even trowing in a <br /> before '.php'
  11. 'Roaming Profiles' redirects the entire profile directory, i.e. everything related to the profile including start menu, desktop, my documents etc is redirected.
  12. You dont need all that redirection if you're only just dumping all ythe stuff in one folder. Roaming Profiles is what you're looking for.
  13. I believe GoBack changes the filesystem, it seems to be linux based. You can probably access the files from a boot-from-cd linux frontend (knoppix). Just a theory not actual facts. EDIT: Just to add to my theory, the data is not actually erased, it's just in a file sytem not natively recognised by windows.
  14. Post here the Profile Path, The My Documents Path and the Start Menu Path. Are the two aforementioned paths subdirectories of the Start Menu Path?