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jaclaz

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  1. [SOLVED (AS IS)] Windows 95 issues with GRUB4DOS

    @Rloew The Grub4dos hide command does change the partition ID's in the partition table in the MBR (i.e. adds 0x10 to the "normal" partition ID's), but of course it does so to the actual volumes slots, i.e. primaries and to the various EMBR's, not to the extended partition in itself, so it is possible that this triggers *something*. @ppgrainbow The duplicate ghost drives come from *something* else, not from merely hiding them, as said grub4dos hides them in the "normal" way. Maybe the issue here? (or something loosely related to it). Anyway, this has become (actually it was since the start, but I failed to recognize it at first sight, I am getting older, beside grumpier) clearly a S.E.P. Have fun. jaclaz
  2. I forgot my Windows 7 password, how to reset?

    It depends on HOW (exactly) you did WHAT. Choose one (and one only) given link/tutorial and follow it EXACTLY. If it still doesn't work, post again DETAILing which one you chose to follow and the EXACT behaviour it has, AND the hardware you are using it on. jaclaz
  3. USB cam software

    BUMP! (#1) jaclaz
  4. [SOLVED (AS IS)] Windows 95 issues with GRUB4DOS

    Yep , but without knowing the actual setup it is hard to say, it is also possible that *somehow* there is a "mixed boot", with *some other* io.sys loaded, however the normal search order for grub4dos is; (hd0,0) (hd0,1) (hd0,2) ... (hd1,0) (hd1,1) ... but grub4dos (I believe it depends on versions) can also look on hidden volumes, so it has to be seen what really happens. I inserted the: root command in the suggested commands (chich is otherwise unneeded and to be removed when inserting in a menu.lst) exactly to verify that the "right" root is found, but of course that was implying that some feedback would have been provided. jaclaz
  5. [SOLVED (AS IS)] Windows 95 issues with GRUB4DOS

    Whatever floats your boat is good But you cannot misuse the tool and post an overcomplex workaround (actually you can, of course). If you detail how EXACTLY your disks are setup, I can probably help you, but you must not misrepresent what you did. Let's see together the set of commands (to be issued on command line) I posted. I assumed that the IO.SYS that you want to boot (and the corresponding Windows 95) bothe reside on (hd2,0). map (hd0) (hd2) map (hd2) (hd0) map --hook At this point (hd0) is (hd2) and (hd2) is (hd0). find --set-root /io.sys this will find the first io.sys it can find and set root to that disk partition. If the io.sys is on (hd2,0) (which is now (hd0,0), the following: root will output (hd0,0), so you have the "right" root. At this point you have two (actually three) possible way to boot the Windows 95 (DOS 7.x): 1) chainloader +1 (this will chainload the bootsector of the current root partition) 2) chainloader /io.sys (this will chainload the io.sys directly, bypassing the bootsector) 3) chainloader (hd0)+1 (this will chainload the MBR of the disk, if there is normal boot code in it, and if the first partition on that disk is active, it will chainload the bootsector, like #1 above). It is possible (and it may depend on the exact grub4dos version you are using) that the one or the other doesn't work, however. jaclaz
  6. [SOLVED (AS IS)] Windows 95 issues with GRUB4DOS

    Sure, if you just added the map --hook command in that menu.lst, you tried booting from the "wrong disk", you set root BEFORE exchanging disks. Moreover you first experiment in command line, and then you put it in a menu.lst entry, like: map (hd0) (hd2) map (hd2) (hd0) map --hook find --set-root /io.sys root chainloader /io.sys boot The above is not "booting from third disk" (which is AFAIK impossible, as DOS wants to be on first disk, actually on first active partition of first disk, or however whatever gets drive letter C:\, not negotiable), it is booting from third disk remapped to first disk. What you are probably doing (and that is philosophically "wrong") is to hide all partitions on first and second disk so that the first partition on third disk becomes C:\. But without knowing how the disks are partitioned/setup it is hard to say. jaclaz
  7. [SOLVED (AS IS)] Windows 95 issues with GRUB4DOS

    As I tried telling you here: http://reboot.pro/topic/21586-installing-os2-on-a-second-hard-drive-with-grub4dos/ you are NOT exchanging disks if you do not hook the mapping. If you want it more bluntly, try using the grub4dos commands properly, before overcomplicating the matter. Dos/Windows 95 want to be booted form the First hard disk, just exchenge (properly) the disks drives. jaclaz
  8. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    Well, everyone has to start somewhere/sometimes , that (being new) seems not a particular issue. Which is good, and creates a nice, symmetrical situation, as I am also not an English guy. jaclaz
  9. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    Seriously, it seems like you want *someone else* to help you fix your issue BUT you do not provide the basic info needed and asked for. Not necessarily the info asked for will actually be enough to get this kind of assistance, let alone guarantee a success, but surely without this info NOONE (among those actually capable of providing meaningful assistance) will be able to provide that. All you will get this way will be either nothing or half-botched suggestions by clueless people. Standard Litany, please: https://web.archive.org/web/20160604095422/http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jonathan.deboynepollard/FGA/problem-report-standard-litany.html jaclaz
  10. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    Ah well, that explains the issue. I also suspect that your XP was NOT originally installed on a full moon by a virgin[1]. Anyway, since my crystal ball is in the shop (again) for tuning and Tarots are so imprecise, you can have an I-Ching answer just now (much earlier than 2000 years): #19 Lin: http://www.psychic-revelation.com/reference/i_l/i_ching/hexagram19.html jaclaz [1] this not among the requirements by MS, but usually helps.
  11. Windows XP Spotter (the club)

    So the BBC spotted a large trove of running XP's: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-41306321 (of course the rest of the article has the usual FUD about XP's security). This time the new entry is a Dr Steven Murdoch "a cyber-security expert at University College London" that provides the usual boilerplate scaremongering, even if his field of expertise is (according to Wikipedia) in other matters (contiguous but not exactly the same as OS security). jaclaz
  12. It is extremely difficult to suggest a theme, as anyone will have his/her own preferences, and - generally speaking - themes are "excessive". Check if any among the themes here: http://customize.org/teschio/gallery?page=2 might do. The QNX/XP might be similar to what you asked for: http://customize.org/xpthemes/19645 though cannot say how much functional is it. jaclaz
  13. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    Replies to what? These patches are known to work perfectly (or at least good enough) on some setups and to not work or work unreliably on some others. You posted that it doesn't work on your machine. There could be tens of reasons why the patches don't work, including among them an improper install/setup, some of these may be solvable, some may well not. Without any detail (EXACT hardware involved, EXACT patch/files used, DETAILED description of the way they were installed/setup, etc., etc.) apart: what did you expect? jaclaz
  14. Robocopy anomaly

    Maybe, or maybe he thought of a possibly common incident involving high-end Aston Martins : (though most probably somethign similar may happen to Bentley's as well) JFYI, we (dencorso and me) had recently a PM exchange on the opportunity to have a BfB (Bang for the Bucks) unit of measure when comparing performance of things that can be bought. Personally (being besides grumpy also cheap) I rate cars using the PEV (Panda Equivalent Value) which is an abstract and arbitrary unit of measure roughly valued at the moment Eur 13,000 (i.e. the average "list" price of a Panda) but expressed in thousands, 13k. Max Speed (comfortable/sustainable) of the Panda is assumed 130 km/h, so the S ratio is a nice, round 130/(13*1)=10 As an example a Renault Clio Turbodiesel has a PEV of 19k/13k=1.46 so S is 150/(13*1.46)=7.89 An Aston Martin Vanquish Coupè has a Pev of 273k/13k=21 so S is 220/(13*21)=0.81 The PEV is useful because you can say "wait a minute, I can buy more than twenty Pandas with that kind of money". @dencorso Naah, you are missing a point, if you have a Lagonda, you also have a chauffeur, and you can afford another one when his points are lost. jaclaz
  15. Windows XP - Deepest Impressions

    Ok, XP sucks (when compared with Windows 2000). As a matter of fact Windows XP is Windows 2000 with a number of mostly unneeded bells and whistles bolted on it. Again the base issue is the "one OS to rule them all". Until XP we had Windows NT and 2000 for "professionals" and Windows 9x/Me for "home users". Both professionals and home users were pretty much happy about their respective OSes as each did what they expected. XP re-unified the two categories, adding multi-user logon (and permissions, and quotas) to the innocent home users, making the setup and mantainance of the system much more complex, while adding (largely unneeded) plug 'n play extensions, multimedia features etc, to the professionals. The peak of abomination in XP came with Service Pack 2. Since the OS was deployed (because of the "home users" target) on scarce quality hardware with unstable drivers that were conflicting with managing large amounts of memory the good MS guys decided to remove PAE support to more than 4 Gb RAM from XP, thus damaging the professionals that actually had more than 4 Gb. On the other hand (thanks to the sheer quantity of "home users") the professionals benefitted from a number of software tools and new hardware (good enough for professional use) that would probably had never been developed if the user base had the same numbers of Windows 2000. And with some care, and once removed the most intruding bells and whistles, XP is as good as Windows 2000, actually it is Windows 2000, only a tad bit more bloated than needed. jaclaz
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