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  1. This Del e6230 gave me the option in bios to boot UEFI or legacy, and because I'm old school I chose legacy and because of that there's no access to MSDM table - yes? But there is a SLIC table, most likey containing win-7 OEM key. But the MSDM table would contain what- win-8 or maybe even win-10 key? Bigger question - even if I did set for secure boot uefi would a fresh install of win-10 on wiped drive pick up the oem win-10 key automatically?
  2. Man, what a battle it was to remove the system's ability to mess with my version of the hosts file. Disabling inheritance and taking ownership of the /etc folder was I think the primary thing that had to be done, and first removing everything from being able to access it (and the hosts file) except me and then adding in SYSTEM and ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES with read-only access. Before that I downloaded something called "configuredefender.exe" and thought I applied a restriction on the /etc folder but this didn't seem to work. I don't think there is anything like a config interface in contro
  3. I've installed a "take ownership" reg key and have modified the hosts file but something (I think it's Defender) keeps messing with it. They say that you can tell Defender to not mess with chosen files / folders. But I can't find any settings for "Defender". I can only find settings for "Windows Defender Firewall". So what's the deal here? Is there a "Windows Defender" on a win-10 system, and is it separate from the firewall? In any case, how do I disable these security scans for selected files/folders?
  4. I selected a dozen or so .png files in file explorer and hit enter, and a window opens that wants to print them. I wanted the default win-7 photo viewer to open, but it did not. I don't like the default win-7 photo viewer, so I went and downloaded / installed irfanview. I had it associated to all image file types. I went back to the folder with the png files, they now appear with irfanview icon. I selected a bunch, hit enter, and still a window opens and wants to print them. I went back, selected them, then I right-click. At the top of the context menu is PRINT. The third option is PRE
  5. I have a Dell E6230 that was bought as a refurbished item and it came with Windows 10 home for refurbished PC's. That's whats on the COA sticker. It was never used or activated. I'm downloading the Windows 10 home ISO's (32 and 64 bit) right now and will find some way to put them on a bootable thumb drive. I'm wondering if the 64 bit is really the way to go. The specs for this laptop are: Dell E6230 4 gb ram (DDR3, 1333 mhz, dual interleave 2 DIMM modules) Intel Core i5-3340 2.7 ghz, 2 cores, HT capable, EM64T I do not have UEFI boot enabled - I would rather not have to unless it's real
  6. This is on a laptop. I reduced the screen resolution and was able to grab the title bar with the mouse, then changed the resolution back. Is there any setting to always keep the title bar in view (or at least "grab-able") ? One more thing: I'm running FF 39 on win-7 and when viewing msfn the text entry box for posting is a thin strip - not accessible for typing. I had to view-pagestyle-off to be able to type these posts (in a little teeny box but at least it's possible).
  7. This really bugs me when it happens. The title bar for a window is off-screen (above the top of the screen) and I can't grab it. Alt-spacebar gives me the menu and I select move, but another problem is that my down-arrow key doesn't work. I found out about a key combination that substitutes for the down-arrow before but I can't find it now. Why can't the mouse be used for the move? The mouse does nothing. Bonus question- is there some arcane setting somewhere that will prevent the title bar of any window from being moved completely off-screen?
  8. So none of the service packs for NT4 addressed the 28-bit LBA issue? We know that XP-SP0 had the issue and was fixed relatively quickly in 2001 or 2002, and win-2K also had the issue and was fixed, but MS did not fix the issue with NT4? Perhaps because SP 6a was released in Nov 1999 - this predates any of the 28-bit LBA fixes from MS I guess. Note this from wikipedia: ----------- Service Pack 7 was planned at one stage in early 2001, but this became the Post SP6a Security Rollup and not a full service pack, released on July 26, 2001, 16 months after the release of Windows 2000
  9. I tried searching for this on the web in general and also here at msfn and couldn't find anything. Other than perhaps a 2 tb max which is a common limit for a lot of motherboard/OS combinations, does NT4 (SP6) have any specific limitation on hard drive size - specifically for IDE drives? I'm currently running a couple of NT4 servers (one on a P3 motherboard, another on a P4 motherboard), both currently have 80 gb drives, and I'm thinking of cloning them to 240 gb SSD and then using a small IDE-SATA adapter to run them off the SSD instead. So I'd be going from 80 gb to 240 gb in this c
  10. The Soyo motherboard in question has a 2002 or 2003 bios and I'm sure there are no socket-478 P4 motherboards ever made that were not LBA-48 bit capable straight from their original factory V1 bios. I could have formatted the drive as a single volume (single primary partition) even booted directly into DOS, but if I wanted to test the ability to read and write to logical sectors far out beyond the 137 gb point I assume that by creating 4 volumes as I did that the volumes are assigned fixed sector positions (start and end) and thus writing directly to the last volume would have beyond the 137
  11. To recap: I have a few Soyo socket 478 motherboards with Intel 82801DB IDE controller. I have installed long ago the IAA which replaces ESDI_506.pdr with IntelVSD.VXD and IntelATA.MPD for the IDE drivers. I attached a 250 gb SATA drive using the small IDE-SATA adapter (the adapter plugged directly into the second IDE port on the motherboard) and from DOS (format + fdisk) I have formatted the drive into 4 volumes (65/65/65/44 gb). During POST startup the drive is detected and displayed properly by the bios in the secondary master IDE position. In Windows I have copied several hundr
  12. I just tried Opera 12.02 and got different results the first time - it can't connect to bgp.he.net because of security protocol. I went in and enabled all protocals in opera and got the same error. I then renamed my hosts file (so no hosts file) and restarted Opera and it worked, and I could get info on IP's without getting the javascript message. I then restored my hosts file and restarted opera and it is still working so I don't know what's going on but I'm happy it's working again.
  13. I bought a few of these small IDE - SATA boards on Ebay recently. They are bi-directional adapters and can be plugged directly into either a motherboard IDE connector (to provide a SATA port to connect to a SATA drive) or can be plugged into an IDE drive (to allow an IDE drive to be connected to a motherboard SATA connector). I know there are lots of IDE/SATA/USB adapters around - this board has no USB connectivity. I'm wondering about connecting a large SATA drive to an IDE port on Win-98 systems and the 137 GB problem. A system I'm thinking of trying this on has an Intel 82801DB Ultra A
  14. I was sort of expecting more activity in this thread, but a lot of the old timers must be gone. I was expecting someone to say something about what (if anything) is going on with the RLoew files (in general) or the sata drivers in particular - but nothing. Or is that happening in the special projects sub-forum? I've been experiencing problems (freeze-ups when accessing SATA drives) with my current setup and I'm exploring alternate solutions for connecting SATA drives to my primary Win-98 system. I have a bunch of SATA driver files scattered across various drives and might have to pull
  15. I used to stay on top of this but that was a while ago. I'd like to pick up a few PCI sata controller cards and was wondering which of these now have working win-98 drivers and which ones don't. I seem to recall that the only working controllers were the 2-port 3112 cards, not the 4-port cards and not the 351x cards, but maybe I'm wrong on that. And is there now a public-domain RLoew sata driver that works with these Sil controllers?
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