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  1. You are welcome I am sure , let us know how it goes. jaclaz
  2. Ok, I have to ask. Is there any reason why on Windows 9x/Me it makes more sense to have a swapfile on ramdisk (when compared with NT and later)? Some past references, just in case: http://www.overclock.net/t/1193401/why-it-is-bad-to-store-the-page-file-on-a-ram-disk http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/156944-delete-not-clear-pagefile-at-shutdown/ http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/174002-windows-7-possible-advisable-to-disable-the-page-file/ http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/174520-optimal-page-file-setting/ jaclaz
  3. Yep , but as said before, if you can access the terminal without insulating anything you are not in either BSY or LBA0 situation (which are the ONLY ones for which we have some experience) you are in any of the n possible other failure conditions, and as such your drive is outside the scope of this thread and (much) beyond our (limited) level of competence . Try finding some support on: http://malthus.mooo.com/viewforum.php?f=2 if spildit or fzabkar (to name a couple of the most friendly and knowledgeable members over there) have some advice for you (provided that no special equipment such a PC-3000 is needed) you still have some chances. jaclaz
  4. But it (SP2 Finlandese) can still be found here: http://stuff.onse.fi/winupdates/ Check the hashes from here just n case: https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/request-info-windows-xp-service-packs-all-languages-for-collectors.59199/ jaclaz
  5. You mean like doskey.com, only better? Here: http://paulhoule.com/doskey/ Or you may want to try the Win2K Cmd.exe version for Windows 95 with or without consize: http://cygutils.fruitbat.org/consize/ and*or check here for more: https://www.4dos.info/dtools.htm (and also migrating to 4DOS wouldn't be a bad idea), the frereware and opensource versions can be found here: https://www.4dos.info/v4dos.htm jaclaz
  6. Try the Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20061210032325/http://download.microsoft.com/download/WIN98/UPDATE/23433/W98/EN-US/314147USA8.EXE https://web.archive.org/web/20060620064109/http://www.prowebsitemanagement.com/downloads/coolkill.zip https://web.archive.org/web/20061115015110/http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/D/2/AD231714-F290-4E58-B9E1-49D675DEA759/W95snmpzp.exe jaclaz
  7. AFAICR the issue with firewalls accepting domain names (or not) revolves around the possibility (or not) of DNS hijacking. jaclaz
  8. I see. Still - with all due respect of course - unless your MBR extension is really-really transparent (and even if it is so) I would personally find more useful a "better than Paragon's" implementation of GPT as this would allow a total interchangeability of the disks (or of their images) on later OS's ( a man can dream ). Also, I believe that little by little the hard disk manufacturers are going to shift largely to 4Kb sectored disks, I doubt that "next generation of >4 Tb disks will be AF, it is more likely that they will be "Native 4k". jaclaz
  9. But I am missing why they should be patched (not for 4Kb sectored drives in themselves, as said the MS VSS driver works fine with (virtual) 4Kb sectored disks under XP and BOTH FAT and NTFS), maybe for larger than 2.2Tb disks which expose a 512 byte sector size? But then the MBR objective sector number limit would come into play again and you would need GPT. (which BTW can be normally accessed using the existing Paragon loader/driver): https://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components/gpt-loader/ which is not free or freeware but all in all - if really needed - is only 20 bucks, and anyway doesn't seem to include any patched (or new) FASTFAT.SYS or NTFS.SYS. If you want to test the VSS driver, see here: http://reboot.pro/topic/6492-virtual-storage-driver/ And still noone with an actual >2.2 Tb disk (i.e. the potential users of this) has actually tested the idea in this post: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/176480-2-tib-limit-size-in-mbr-hard-drives/?do=findComment&comment=1135913 jaclaz
  10. Allow me to doubt that the Board Supervisor can lay off. Maybe you (and the bunch of people) could make a petition for assigning to Dybia a special license allowing him to post whatever he see fit wherever on the MSFN board, but usually the Mods (and the Supervisor) have this queer attitude about having members post on topic. You know how these old people tend to think along traditional schemes ... jaclaz
  11. JFYI, you can do anyway a clean 98 install by installing from hard disk (actually this is the way most experienced people usually install it as it much faster than from CD and has the advantage of having the files available in case): http://www.duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/upgrade/inst98.htm see if you can use the CD in real mode: https://web.archive.org/web/20060210090803/http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;189526 https://web.archive.org/web/20060209003934/http://support.microsoft.com:80/kb/190303/EN-US/ Then as always you will need to try some different drivers, but how is the CD-ROM connected? (I seem to remember issues on that Intel Controller connected to primary/secondary and master/slave settings ) jaclaz
  12. No, he isn't. You should use PM's if you want to contact another member directly, the function is there for some reasons (among them avoiding using the board for this kind of activity), a board is not (and should not become IMNSHO) Twitter or Yo. jaclaz
  13. Wait a minute. Which exact model (and which exact firmware version) is it? With the drive fully assembled (i.e. with both the head and motor heads NOT insulated) you can access terminal? Then you are not in a "locked terminal" situation as the BSY issue would cause. If you prefer, insulating either the heads or motor contacts is only a trick to allow CTRL+Z to allow access to the terminal, and your drive is not suffering from the illness that supposedly the N1 command should workround to allow the user format fix (but from something else ). Conversely, in the half-@§§ed translation I can make via Google of Yura's page (in Polish Lithuanian) it seems that the LED:000000CC FAddr:xxxxxxxxx error when issuing the N1 command means that the SMART is already cleared and that the format command should be issued right after power on: http://yura.puslapiai.lt/files/seagate/720011_ES2.html Maybe it is time that you post a complete report here: http://malthus.mooo.com/index.php? http://malthus.mooo.com/viewforum.php?f=2 asking for support/help. jaclaz
  14. Yep . As said, try using the CarterinCanada's guide, EXACTLY (and BTW that one uses - if I recall correctly - the motor contacts). More or less the rule of the thumb is "try using a set of contacts, and if it doesn't work, try again using the other set of contacts", then there are lots of reports of people failing at their first few attempts and later at the nth re-try succeed (but we have no idea about WHY the first tries were unsuccessful). I am asking you to use the mentioned CarterinCanada's guide as it is the most detailed available, and has proved to work in most (really almost all) cases, so IF it doesn't work for you we may start to introduce variations , but ONLY on the same (known to be usually working) base. jaclaz
  15. Hmmm. Have you actually tested it? Or actually READ what the actual authors wrote? http://www.easeus.com/data-recovery/recover-decrypt-wannacrypt-encrypted-files.html And later: In plain English: Easeus software DOES NOT DECRYPT ANYTHING. IF (and only IF) the original files, deleted after a new corresponding encrypted file was created by the malware, were NOT OVERWRITTEN, then MAYBE the software (just like ANY other deleted files recovery software) can recover the original file. Obviously on a filled to the brim filesystem chances of this recovery are 0% or very near to 0%, while on an almost empty filesystem they may reach something relevant (my guess would be something like 15%, maybe 25% I doubt more than that), and clearly if you have (like it is normally on windows 7) an automatic/scheduled defrag and it has run in the meantime your chances are again tending to very low (unless - maybe - all the files were contiguous before the encryption and you can use direct carving with success, but losing paths and filenames). jaclaz