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  1. Perfect . A mechanical and electrical engineer might tell you that you are either extremely lucky (and the two surfaces match perfectly) or you are compensating the lost efficiency of the thermal exchange with (unneeded) increased ventilation (i.e. fan spins more and faster than it could be enough). I will only invoke Dhukat : https://jdebp.eu/FGA/dukhat-on-foolishness.html jaclaz
  2. IF the IBM doc I found is the right one or similar, it has jumpers allright, only they are in the "inside". BUT IF ( it normally is) it is already set to be ID 0, it is fine and you can leave it as is. About the Quantum: https://www.seagate.com/files/staticfiles/maxtor/en_us/documentation/quantum_jumper_settings/atlas_ii_scsi_jumpers.pdf The "spare" jumper on the left should be left as it is in the scheme. The other spare jumper should be set vertically on the fourth column of pins from left, that should make it ID 1. OR vertically on the third column of pins from left, that should make it ID 2. Try connecting one drive at the time first the Adaptec BIOS extension SCSIelerct (Ctrl+A) should be enough to see the ID of the connected drive. About the mirror, the software one should mirror volumes, so, as long as the size of the volume "fits" it should be fine. We need to check the volume(s) size(s) and offset(s), to the byte, with *any* MBR/partition table viewer. jaclaz
  3. Yep, good , but how are the jumpers set? A disk (or more generically a SCSI device) may have an internal terminator, so called on-board terminator (that may conflict with the cable one). The "new" Quantum has a scheme of jumpers, The "old" IBM seemingly not, this should be it (or however similar): https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1396588/Ibm-Ultrastar-9es.html About size, it may depend exactly how you are going to mirror them (I mean is it a feature of the Adaptec card? or a software mirroring?) jaclaz
  4. No. SCSI is dependent on ID's (read as jumper or rotating selector or dip-switch) and (it depends on the specific device/model of the cable(s) used) also in some cases on a terminator. The card manual should be this one: http://download.adaptec.com/pdfs/installation_guides/29160_install_guide.pdf read attentively pages 7 and 8. This should be the user's reference: http://theor.jinr.ru/guide/archive/dxcore/29160_users_reference.pdf And this the manualfor the software/driver/firmware you are using, right? http://download.adaptec.com/pdfs/user_guides/ultra160_fms_v110_ug-b.pdf The SCSISelect should allow you to change the SCSI ID of the card (leave it alone, set as 7) and to choose which SCSI ID disk to set boot from, that's it, all the rest is via jumper/dip-switches/selectors. What are the "old" disks? (EXACT make/model) How (EXACTLY) are they configured? What is the "new" disk? (EXACT make/model) How (EXACTLY) is it configured? How (EXACTLY) are you connecting the devices? (I mean are you sure they are connected to the cables properly and that last device or the cable itself is properly terminated)? jaclaz
  5. Is it the LCD or the actual backlighting? The latter is more probable, old laptop used CCFL's it is possible that the "inverter" does not provide (anymore) enough "juice" or that the lamp has lost some of its lighting power. Replacing with spares is doable with a minumum of dexterity and a LOT of patience, *like*: http://www.laptoprepair101.com/replace-laptop-backlight-ccfl-lamp/ http://www.laptoprepair101.com/replace-screen-inverter-fix-backlight/ the issue is understanding if it is the inverter, the lamp (or both ) and finding proper spares. If you go down this rabbit hole, you could also look for led replacement kits, see this as a reference: or - but it costs more - replace the whole screen with a new (or used) one, it is much easier. Being (notoriously) cheap I would procure an inverter board (you should be able to get one for anything between 8 and 16 USD + shipping and try replacing it (it is much easier to replace than the actual lamp) and if it doesn't work, get also a suitable CCFL lamp, that will set you back another 15-20 USD. BUT from time to time you can get an used replacement screen for roughly the same amount of money a the inverter+CCFL lamp on e-bay and similar, example: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Compaq-Armada-E500-Original-Display-14-1-Zoll-LCD-LT141X7-124/163916560120?hash=item262a3036f8:g:ENwAAOSwTbFfNgtv if you can find one of these, go for it, the amount of trouble to replace a CCFL lamp is huge. jaclaz
  6. Generally speaking, capacitors should be seen as "quick-self-discharging accumulators", when the power is on they are fed some voltage and thus they hold a charge and after the power is switched off this charge fades a way, in a time (that depends mainly from the capacitor value) that may go from fractions of a second up to several seconds for larger (electrolytic) ones. The rule of the thumb is to wait some 10 seconds after having disconnected power (physically disconnect the plug, as common ATX power supply are always partially "on", even if they are switched off for a part of the circuits). The idea is that by fiddling in the inside of a just switched off PC you may (besides getting an electrical shock, which is not the case unless you touch a capacitor inside the PSU that may be storing mains level voltage) you can inadvertedly give (say) bridge a 12V to a component that should have 3.3V or 5V with the risk of "frying" it. Taking the CMOS battery out, wait some time like 5 minutes or so, and then re-connect it should do a CMOS reset, it may be unneeded but it won't make any damage. As well, (again with the PC disconnected from mains for at least a few seconds) removing and cleaning thoroughly the RAM sticks contacts may not fix anything but it won't make damage: https://smallbusiness.chron.com/clean-ram-56720.html jaclaz
  7. What do you mean about commands were not able to be registered? regsvr32 /u is the command to unregister .dll's. Check the status of those .dll's with the nifty Nirsoft tool: https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/registered_dll_view.html According to the given thread those .dll's need to be unregistered and - after a reboot - re-registered. jaclaz
  8. The quick test to do is: 1) unpack the original stuff 2) re-pack it using whatever program, method and settings you believe you should be using WITHOUT modifying it is running/installing the result exactly the same as the original? If yes, the methods/tools/settings are fine otherwise they aren't. Do review the thread I posted a link to, that same error seems to come out even with the original package in certain conditions and once it happened it will re-happen over and over unless you clean/delete a number of files. jaclaz
  9. SCSI devices have an ID. Check ALL your drives for what ID they are set to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCSI https://www.pctechguide.com/how-to-install-a-scsi-device/scsi-internal-configuration http://www.obsolyte.com/faq/ jumpers may be different on different devices. The SCSI ID, as well as the controller/BIOS, may affect the order in which disks are seen in NT. jaclaz
  10. Come on do you really think that the (approximate) sizes of the archives can affect the behaviour? (that is the only data you provided). There are possibly a zillion commands/parameters/settings in cabmaker or Winrar (which version BTW?) that may (or may not) be connected to the error. Check this: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_other/a-cabinet-file-necessary-for-installation-cannot/9b007762-f6be-4837-928d-59a98378e465 it is possible that it is simply a leftover from a previous attempt. jaclaz
  11. Just in case: http://www.retroarchive.org/garbo/pc/connect/index.html http://www.retroarchive.org/garbo/pc/connect/pktd11.zip jaclaz
  12. No prob , but the difference - besides the "t" - is that nlite (which is/was for XP) is freeware (and this is the right forum for it), whilst ntlite is releaed under a different license (Commercial). No idea how exactly it works, it is possible that the feature you cannot find needs to be unlocked by a license but antway it has a dedicated forum here: https://www.ntlite.com/community/index.php where you may search for an existing thread on the matter or ask a new question. jaclaz
  13. Nlite or NTlite? https://www.nliteos.com/download.html jaclaz
  14. Sure, whatever does that, it also reads that, so that path/directory name is written *somewhere* and the proper approach remains to read that same path/directory (*wherever* it is written) INSTEAD of using the DIR | FIND ".default", which is intrinsecally prone to error in case of name collision. You are welcome jaclaz
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