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Everything posted by jaclaz

  1. With all due respect, if it unmaintainable it doesn't actually *need* to be killed (killing with it years of shared knowledge). It should be possible to simply block new membership or even putting it in "read only mode". jaclaz
  2. Good Besides the eprom replacement, when re-mounting the PCB make sure, double sure and triple sure that contacts are clean (use an eraser and isopropyl alcohol if needed) and that you tighten the screws "firmly" (don't overdo it, but do not power up the thingy with the PCB not properly attached to the drive). jaclaz
  3. Oh, noes. Since some 10 or maybe 15 (ten or maybe fifteen) years hard disks PCB's contain "adaptive" data. If you are lucky, the PCB swap didn't cause damage to the platters. Why didn't you ASK before doing a PCB swap? Or actually tried looking for related info? You know, like here: https://msfn.org/board/forum/169-hard-drive-and-removable-media/ Essentially a PCB swap on a modern hard disk is futile as it CANNOT work (but in the worst cases can also damage the hard disk internals) You have basically only three possible ways out: 1) do a ROM swap (provided that the EPROM on the "fried" board is still good AND that the already done PCB swap didn't create further damages)[1] 2) send the "fried" PCB to one of the good guys that sell "swaps" for hard disks (that included in the sale or for a small additional fee will desolder the EPROM from the old PCB and solder it to an used, compatible PCB that they will send you) 3) fork from some serious money and send the disk to a recovery company that might be able to do the same for ten or twenty times the price of #2 above or - should this not be possible - fix via PC3000 or similar the firmware and adaptive data. jaclaz [1] this involves some level of familiarity with desoldering and soldering chips without ruining them. And of course you need to procure an EXACT match for the spare PCB anyway
  4. Going (completely) Off-Topic, I just repaired a window handle. (though we are still talking of windows ) Looking at it, there were no pieces broken, there is a counterplate fixed with two M5x10 screws to an aluminum "body", simply the thread had worn off and the screws had no more grip on it. Looking at the thread on the body I saw that it was much deeper than the length of the screws, so I thought to try using a little longer screw, thinking to use a M5x15 , and went to the hardware store and bought 20 (twenty) M5x16 screws ( they had only these, slightly longer, ones) for the price of 0.60 Euro (VAT 22% included), i.e. 0.03 Euro each ( not so cheap per unit) . I got back and re-assembled the thingy with the new screws (that fitted perfectly) and the window handle works and is perfectly solid. Assuming that the hardware store price for a little quantity such as 20 for these screws is 3 or 4 times the cost to the window handles manufacturer (excluded VAT) the original cost must have been around 0.007 or 0.008 each or less and the difference between a M5x10 and a M5x16 probably in the 0.001 to 0.003 Euro. Evidently an engineer decided that in order to save 2*0.025=0.005 Euro in the manufacturing of a device that is sold for 12-15 Euro (to the window manufacturer) and which I paid actually more like 30 or 40 Euro (as part of the finished/installed window) he was allowed to introduce a defect/weak point. This defect costed to me besides the 0.06 Euro (I still have 18 spare screws, so I will be able to fix another 9 handles when they will break in the same manner), almost an hour of time and a trip with the car to the hardware store (think of the pollution this caused). But all in all it's fine. What really troubles me is thinking/knowing that the next engineer will notice that the recessed screw hole is too d@mn deep for the M5x10 screw and - in order to optimize manufacturing time (saving a few hundredths of second when drilling and threading the hole) - next batch will have less deep holes, so that the handle will not be repairable in this simple way anymore. jaclaz
  5. Could it be - somehow - connected with the (stupid) volume tracking of Win9x? See: https://jeffpar.github.io/kbarchive/kb/148/Q148637/ and: https://jdebp.eu/FGA/volume-boot-block-oem-name-field.html https://web.archive.org/web/20061124201419/http://www.microsoft.com./technet/archive/win95/rk20_dsk.mspx jaclaz
  6. Hmmm, only out of curiosity, how do you know exactly that the photo in question was not authorized? Guys, please respect a bit the presumption of innocence. And now, for NO apparent reason, hipsters: https://petapixel.com/2019/03/07/hipster-p***ed-over-his-photo-in-article-on-hipsters-looking-the-same-but-its-a-different-hipster/ jaclaz
  7. Well then try looking for other files. There are possibly a zillion versions of these. no idea which license key is compatible with which. But it seems that no .msi ever existed for Office 2013 Professional, only for Professional Plus: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/office-2013-msi-version/7abddc2e-f088-4d55-95b2-be3fb76575f1?page=1 jaclaz
  8. I know , Basically because it is written in clear letters on the given site : Life is tough. Anyway, if you read between (or beyond) the lines you could try searching around for X18-65189.iso. Maybe you could land here : https://web.archive.org/web/20150331001338/https://drcdn.blob.core.windows.net/office2013/X18-65189.iso or maybe here: https://archive.org/details/en_office_professional_plus_2013_x86_x64_dvd_1135709 And again that (or that other one) may (or may not) be what you are after. jaclaz
  9. Try here (AGAIN - maybe - they will do): https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/73-office-2013-direct-download-links jaclaz
  10. Check here, it seems that the good MS guys have removed links from where they were (and should have been), of course - in order to simplify things for the user - making them not findable, though seemingly they are still available (maybe): https://www.slipstick.com/outlook/2013/office-2013-removed-office-portal/ jaclaz
  11. Which is good, but only (possibly) part of the problem: If you check that thread, it is about verifying that the VM machine settings are adequate, seemingly the "key" is: jaclaz
  12. If "no luck" is the complete, detailed, exhaustive description of what happens on your machine, I guess that we can end here our conversation, as it is pretty much pointless. Go trying helping people ... But if you have a friend that writes .bat files for you, and they "work great", ask him/her to write a new batch capable of starting IE the way you want, you may have better luck . Have fun . jaclaz
  13. You open notepad. Then copy the posted text to the notepad window. Save the file as tryme.vbs in the same directory where the default.html file is. Then you try running it by double clicking on tryme.vbs or type tryme.vbs on the command line and press [ENTER] or "cscript tryme.vbs" [ENTER]. If you have .vbs associated to executable it should work, otherwise you ned to set the association, set permissions, etc. Once by running it you get an Internet Explorer Window opened (whether it actually reaches google or it throws a no connection error is the same) you open the file in Notepad and change the address, "http://www.google.com" in the example, with the path to your "default.html" file (that would probably be simply "default.html" or possibly ".\default.html"). Save the file and run it. What happens? jaclaz
  14. On the given link there are reports of success with Windows 10, but I cannot see a reason why Windows 7 wouldn't work unless *somehow* the Windows 7 install has not suitable drivers for the (virtualized) graphic card or these drivers are *somehow* missing a specific functionality. Do double check the actual VMware settings and drivers *like*: https://communities.vmware.com/thread/579259 jaclaz
  15. First thing you shouldn't use a .bat but rather a .cmd. Second - even if it might work - you have the double quotes in your example all wrong. Third - this is only a side note - the start command traditionally has some quirks and it should always be used with the "title" parameter, see: https://ss64.com/nt/start.html Fourth you are not launching any "app" in chrome, you are laubching a "normal" .html page in "app mode" (i.e. without the address bar). I don't think there is an "easy" way to do so from command line (i.e. there isn't AFAIK a correspondent command line parameter to the chrome "--app" one, ther is the "-k" one, but that is "kiosk mode" so it will have no address bar but it will be full screen), you will probably need to use vbs, something *like*: Set objIE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application") With objIE .visible=1 .left=200 .top=200 .height=800 .width=600 .menubar=0 .toolbar=0 .statusBar=0 .FullScreen=0 .navigate "http://www.google.com" End With 'Wait until IE has finished loading Do While objIE.ReadyState <> 4 WScript.Sleep 100 Loop Set objIE = Nothing should do. jaclaz
  16. No. But you can use some other field. Like - say - the OEM fields: https://www.askvg.com/add-customized-strings-oem-information-and-logo-in-system-properties-dialog-box-of-windows-xp/ jaclaz
  17. Or maybe, since certificates are "secure" (please take notice of the double quotes) the compression algorithm/procedure (or the way they are stored inside the .wim) *somehow* makes some internal hash/check/whatever invalid, so - for your own good - the MS tool prevents them from properly installing. jaclaz
  18. If I may, besides the actual value of the patches/programs he made (some or which are simply invaluable) , it was the value of what he taught us (directly or indirectly) that made him a reference point. Personally - besides and beyond his work - I always admired his rigour and staightforwardness, qualities that while they should be "default" for engineers, are not at all common. We will miss him. jaclaz
  19. The server/connection seems somehow flaky, I had the same issue (directory listing not showing correctly and needing a refresh), if you got the file, good, otherwuise you may want to try a ftp client (as opposed to a browser). jaclaz
  20. dsfo (part of the dsfok toolkit) should be working just fine on NT: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nulifetv/freezip/freeware/index.html http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nulifetv/freezip/freeware/dsfok.zip The point might be more about which disk you have available (and accessible from NT) to store the image, you need a disk drive bigger than the one you want to image and (of course it depends on the specific setup) NT might have issues in accessing this larger disk (and again this might depend on SP level, actual hardware and what not). jaclaz
  21. Seemingly those with 2 Mbit chips do have a bootblock (unless you accidentally overwrote it) and they can be used also as "programmers" using hot-swap (but you need another similar one). You will need a working floppy. https://web.archive.org/web/20050409123244/http://www.bev.me.uk/ruslan/Updated_BIOS_recovery_tips.htm Is it an AWARD or a AMI BIOS? https://www.overclockers.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-315360.html https://web.archive.org/web/20041207133136/http://www.amptron.com/documents/Recover.pdf jaclaz
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