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Everything posted by jaclaz

  1. Maybe useful, maybe not: https://web.archive.org/web/20070209113754/http://www.tbcnet.com/~clive/vcomwinp.html#VXDLIB jaclaz
  2. I think I'll sleep well as always tonight. from: https://blog.0patch.com/2021/01/local-privilege-escalation-0day-in.html jaclaz
  3. I wonder if it could be an issue related to some "default" or "pre-set" settings in the driver (only in the NT 4.00 version) or in the registry that is incompatible with your monitor. Cannot say if there is a way or a program like setres (setres won't likely work in NT 4.00): https://atrandom.iansharpe.com/setres.php to set the resolution and the refresh rate to some basic vga setting, like 640x480@60Hz Good ol' PoweStrip should work on NT 4.00, but cannot say if it could be useful in safe mode: https://www.entechtaiwan.com/util/ps.shtm jaclaz
  4. Yes, but googling for the file name should be possible to find a copy: 77.56_winnt4_english.exe Then it has to be seen if they are actually suitable to your card . jaclaz
  5. Yep, I know. The 77.72 is strangely listed as having been released earlier than the 77.18 and than the 77.56: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/drivers/winnt-archive/ maybe they are worth a try . jaclaz
  6. It seems to me like you already pinpointed the issue, those drivers are not good (at least on your board). Have you tried the VBEMP driver? jaclaz
  7. Good. You need to be anyway careful when (if) you need to use partitioning software or similar, as the 0x00 to any of them will likely look like an empty partition slot and thus "free" and usable, with the risk of overwriting the address data. jaclaz
  8. Anecdata: Yesterday came in a telephone technician to fix/replace the central unit of an old (but not exactly "ancient", this particular one was installed 2004 or so and was in production until 2014 or so) telephone switchbox/PBX, manufacturer Bosch/Tenovis/Avaya . The thingy is programmed/configured via a serial through a proprietary configuration software. The technician had a (high end) HP notebook running Windows 10 that was used only to run an XP virtual machine in which the Avaya software ran. He told me that he has also a 7 VM on the same netbook because other propri
  9. Foreword: I am notoriously cheap (besides old and grumpy). The story: I was gifted a couple (first one and a few months later the second) of non-working ASUS EEE PC model 1201T. both machines, with very little signs on wear on the exterior, clearly not excessively used/abused. showed the same symptom, on power on five leds (more specifically the one of the on/off button on top right, the one of the touchpad on/off button on top left and three on the bottom right, i.e. power, disk and wi-fi) were on, solid blue, the fan spinned, you could hear/sense the hd spinning BUT completely blank
  10. Only to confirm your impression, but on the very opposite side of the spectrum (low power machines, where a comparison is more likely to show noticeable differences). I just got two extremely el-cheapo (and old but in themselves "good enough") netbooks, identical, Asus EEE PC 12.1" 1201T (a not-so-common model sporting an AMD MV-40 processor). These machines are (were) intended as "pure" netbooks, i.e. minimal browsing and "normal" everyday activities in a rather light and portable format with a several hours lasting battery. Put on them both the max RAM (2 GB) and new 240 GB
  11. Only as a side-side note, System Explorer: http://systemexplorer.net/ seems like not that bad (and it can show processes full paths, among many other things) jaclaz
  12. Let's see if I can use one of my (in)famous book comparison. There is a book of - say - 100 pages total, on which first page (page at offset 0) there is an index, like this: if you go to page 90 you find a page: So you have: total 100 pages, Now, this exact same book could be instead be made as follows, on 1st page (page at offset 0): if you go to page 90 you find a page: It is clear that the contents, in both cases, is in the same place, i.e. Chapter 1 on pages 1-89 and Appendix A on pages 91-99, the only difference is that they are in
  13. Again: 1) it is due to the original partitioning, the cloning is "innocent" 2) it can be (could have been) easily fixed I tried explaining the basics, if you had questions you could have asked them . Anyway: 1) the entry in the MBR is for the extents of the extended partition 2) normally the simplest way out would be to enlarge the extents of the extended partition (leaving the volume inside it as is) and later expand the volume 3) BUT in a dual-boot with XP and Windows 7 having a logical volume inside extended is not safe 4) hence it is advised to convert the logic
  14. @Areba21 What you essentially want (IMHO) is a "scrambler", i.e. a bike with a lowish seat/baricentre and large handlebar, very manageable for a new driver, that runs smoothly on road but that can do even some light off road or dirt track . The original Ducati Scrambler (to give you an idea): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ducati_Scrambler The current models (1100) are stupidly powerful, the 800 is already more than enough: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ducati_Scrambler_(2015) the 400 is a de-powered version that would suit you anyway, no idea if these are common/a
  15. The MBR contains (besides BIOS boot code) a "structure" called partition table. Partition addresses are written to it. There are 4 "slots" or "entries" possible in it. Primary partitions addresses are written there "directly". Extended partition address (type 0x05 or 0x0F) point to another sector, the EMBR that still has 4 slots but of which only 2 are ever used: #0 the address of the first logical volume inside extended #1 the address of the next (E)MBR Any partition (primary or extended) on any disk have addresses in the MBR, which is thus ALWAYS relevant, no mat
  16. Very good . As a side-side note, since you mentioned .iso's, no idea if it applies to your nice batch, but doing a dashun9 test is IMHO not that bad an idea: https://msfn.org/board/topic/182116-winsetupfromusb-problem-installing-xp-on-legacy-system/?tab=comments#comment-1191406 jaclaz
  17. Well, if you want, I can tell you how to fix the issue without having to move/copy delete anything. Basically all is needed is to "transform" the currently only volume inside extended into a primary partition. It can be done manually with *any* hex/disk editor (suggested is Tiny Hexer) or (still manually but easier, calculations are automatic) via grub4dos. Still, I would like to see the log/report I asked you for before anything else. jaclaz
  18. Set the multimeter to V DC (the "=" symbol), likely you have a range selection *like* 2-20 V, or anyway select the lower V = selection that is at the higher end bigger than 12 V, then use the probes on Yellow and Black wires. Cables on ATX power supplies are colour coded, they are all the same, anyway this is the specific supernova detail: https://pc-mods.com/blogs/psu-pinout-repository/evga-psu-supernova-cables-pinout You will need a short piece of wire or a paper clip between the Green and *any* black to power on the PSU. Seemingly however some newish PSU's (including EV
  19. I don't think that the USB connection is involved, but it may. If this is confirmed, it depends of course on the original partitioning on the 160GB HDD. It is pretty much binary, either something is a clone, or it isn't. Long discussion on the term "clone" (vs. "image", "backup", etc.: If you made a sector by sector copy, it is a clone, i,e. an exact copy. The "normal" way to partition disks was (historically) to have: 1 primary partition 1 extended partition with inside it *any number* of logical volumes because that was what DOS Fdisk would only allow.
  20. What you report is "strange", The issue may be that your "second partition" is NOT a partition but rather a logical volume inside extended. If I recall correctly the built in disk management/diskpart has provisions to extend primary partitions/voumes, but not the extended partition (that contains the logical volume). Check the content of the MBR, you can use *any* suitable tool showing its contents, if you don't have any handy, simplest would be to get MBRscan: https://www.raymond.cc/blog/5-free-tools-to-backup-and-restore-master-boot-record-mbr/2/ https://tools.securi
  21. You have done nothing to be forgiven for , a glitch is a glitch , but trying to understand what is causing it might still be interesting, the fact that I only experience the glitch on posts by two people should mean that these two people's browsers, or the stupid board software adds. only in combination with these two people's browsers, for *some reasons*, *something* that causes the glitch. You'll have to concur that it is an "odd" kind of glitch. But please, do not play moderator with me, rest assured I (usually) know what is polite and (definitely) what is against the rules, a mo
  22. Yep, still it is strange that only posts by two people only show (sometimes) this way, I mean, there must be another huge number of users that use either the exact same Chrome 88 or the same exact recent Firefox as D.Draker (but I didn't notice anyone else's posts with this behaviour ), and while the actual rendering may be off on my old browser it is on "your side" that the "span" that Wunderbar98 and siria noticed is inserted. jaclaz
  23. No, this post here (not the quoted part) shows "strange" (see attached screenshot): So, still, it is "curious". Which browser are you (Dixel and D.Draker) using? I remember similar issues years ago (and on another forum) about a user that for *some reasons* wrote posts in a word processor and then copied/pasted it, @D.Draker Your last post is "normal" (and the last two oes by Dixel as well), so definitely it is the combination of your browser with the stupid board software that creates the "glitch". jaclaz
  24. I don't know. On my browser, for *some reason* posts by both you and Dixel are partially "huge". It may well be an artifact of the browser I use, Chrome, actually Iron, 43.0.2300.0, on XP SP2 (yes I know) to access MSFN. but it is "queer" that it happens only to posts by you two . Maybe you are using a same browser? I am attaching a couple screenshot to show you what I see. jaclaz
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