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  1. Did you purchase RLoew's SATA patch? There are patches out there that are free that claim to make certain things work but I never have luck with them. If you purchased his though, he'll chime in and get you figured out. I think I had a slight problem with Asrock and Windows 98 myself. But my Gigabyte board required the SATA patch, even with IDE mode enabled, it didn't make a difference. Here's my thread on my Asrock board that you might find useful: My Gigabyte thread: Start by reading these, it might help you out.
  2. Are you saying you moved the hard drive over to the new board and then just let it detect hardware? I personally am not a fan of doing that at all. I always like to start with a fresh install of Windows when going to a different computer or motherboard. Also, are you sure that the new board doesn't need the SATA patch? What you described happened to me on my newer computer build. Safe Mode booted just fine but trying to boot into normal mode would just make it freeze on a black screen until I removed the hard disk controllers from Safe Mode, then the next reboot into normal mode would work just fine until Windows reinstalled everything again on its own. The SATA patch, regardless if you use IDE or SATA is very useful in solving a lot of those issues. Anyway, a little more details about what you're doing and your configuration would definitely help us out if you're able to provide them!
  3. I was getting the same sort of issue and it was annoying the heck out of me! I'd be using the computer and every so often the computer would soft-lock with the hard drive light illuminated. Even the mouse pointer wouldn't move. Then it would "catch up" and start working again. But it did this with two different computers so I figured it couldn't be the hardware. Low and behold, DMA was unchecked. I checked it and rebooted and now the problem seems to have gone away. Now it's not as much of a headache to use anymore!
  4. I was shoved out of the womb in 89, so I don't think I could recall much of anything except being hungry all the time. LOL
  5. Welcome to MSFN! There's much to learn here on the forums so we hope you find it very useful and you enjoy your stay here with us
  6. Welcome to MSFN! There's tons of good stuff to read on this forum, so be sure to set aside some time and get lost in a good, vast amount of knowledge!
  7. RDRAM stands for RAMBUS. It was created with the idea of being different and better. Unfortunately it really wasn't better than the current standards and was VERY expensive at the time and also each RIMM required a heatsink to be mounted on them along with needing to have a special CRIMM terminator installed if you didn't occupy all RAM slots, so RDRAM only really lasted a short time and just sort of faded away into oblivion. Now this I'm not sure of, but I think RIMMs also needed to be installed in pairs, you couldn't use just 1 piece. I might be wrong on that so don't quote me on that one. RAMBUS is still very much alive and developing other computing solutions. A little tidbit, the Nintendo 64 actually uses a very early form of RAMBUS RAM. So when you hear that you need the 8MB expansion pack for games like The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, that's RAMBUS RAM you're upgrading! Although the standard 4MB was also RDRAM as well.
  8. Moved to Windows 9x forum for more attention Although putting this thread into the C/C++ forum would also be appropriate, since this is specifically for an OS, it has a better chance of having people chime in here rather than in the coding forum which doesn't receive quite as much attention.
  9. Welcome to MSFN! You'll definitely learn a lot of great things here. Whether you want to learn about Win9x or Win10, MSFN has members with knowledge in it all.
  10. There can be a few decent ones out there surprisingly. But most of them these days are irritating. Like that girl in the forever Graco car seat. I hate the last two where she is dancing stupidly to some dopey pop music or whatever it was and then when she's older there's this awful rock noise and she's failing her arms around like she's got some sort of mental problem. And just when you think they've retired the commercial, it comes back again. And don't even get me started with the stupidity of Geico. *shudders*
  11. It seems that's in response to people using other outlets other than television. Companies are so desperate for people to watch their advertisements that they tack them on to videos you watch online as well. I wouldn't mind ads half as bad if they weren't so stupid and obnoxious. There's another that's on right now that I can hear in the other room. It's where the kid is giving his stuffed animals and apparently his little sister hair cuts and the mom just looks in horror and then looks relieved as she pulls out the Swiffers. Um, I'm pretty sure if I did something like that as a kid that my mom wouldn't look relieved and pull out the Swiffers, but rather a look of anger and then I'd end up with a tanned behind.
  12. This thread is for anyone who is exposed to television and the inane commercials that are on them these days. Now if you don't watch TV or have a way of bypassing the stuff you don't want to see, you don't have to point out that fact. I'm just really curious from our members what commercials you hate or what types of trends in commercials that you seem to see all the time and drive you absolutely crazy. I have commercials that I hate which I will list a bit later but some of the trends I absolutely cannot stand are people who are smug and act superior to someone else, like the Dole fruit cup commercial where these 2 groups of people are in the park and the one lady exclaims, "Oh look....they're drainers...." So what makes you think you're better because you drink the friggin juice, lady? The next trend I absolutely hate is how commercials have smartphones in them constantly, especially those that they don't even really need to be in or have nothing to do with the advertisement, but they're there just for the sake of being there. It's annoying! The reason I can't stand being in public is because of the obsession to those things, I don't need to see them at home too. Another commercial I cannot stand is the Domino's Delivery commercials. For starters, I think ordering pizza online is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of and second of all, if you ordered a pizza, why aren't you home waiting for it? Instead this guy just runs through backyards and jumps over fences to get to his house before the delivery person (whose car magically changes color and shape from the first one seen) gets there.
  13. I think I'm even more surprised that Microsoft took pity on those not migrating off Windows XP and still released a patch for them as well. But then it might not be so much because of their goodwill towards XP users as it is trying to stop the spread of the malware itself.
  14. Fast startup? Sounds kinda like an easy problem to remedy if people would just learn to be a bit more patient these days instead of expecting everything to be instant on. =/
  15. That's exactly what I figured, not even just the phoning home issue but that they're doing everything in their power to make sure that people are pushed to Windows 10. Now, I couldn't give a big rat's behind about their crApp Store by any means so that feature is 101% useless to me. I'm a real techie that uses real applications and programs, not some stupidity that is trying to ride the trend wave. But yeah, the "fact" that Windows 7 cannot support new processes really is BS. It's not like Windows 95/98/Me and the more than a single core processor issue which is funny in itself because those OSs will still run on newer processors even if they don't take full advantage of them. So right then and there it should tell you MS is up to something fishy.