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Snear

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  1. Maybe someone should start a new thread "Community builds for XP" or something like that. That would make it much easier to find the new builds.
  2. I guess no one posted it yet, right? I can't find it on RyanVM.
  3. Even if they are - it is still unclear to me, why the same browser (same executable!) runs so much faster on WIn7 x86 than on Win XP Pro. It has to do something with Windows XP. I never recognized this behaviour for other software. It might have something to do with memory management, network traffic or network connection. I was hoping that someone knows, but it seems it is kind of a mystery.
  4. I am using roytam1's great browser builds and I am always wondering, why are they running so slow when using XP. The same browser build used with Win 7 (32 or 64 Bit) runs much much faster. Ads are not the problem, neither is the agent string used. Even if there is nothing I can do about it, I am interested in the reason. Here is one site which is free of ads and shows up pretty quickly in Windows 7 with roytam1's KM-Goanna, Basilisk and PalemoonXP, but won't even load completely in Windows XP: https://www.binance.com/de/trade/BTC_USDT PS: No discussion about crypto's please.
  5. Well, I wouldn't say it has been released... it has been leaked. Repositories with the source code are taken down as quickly as they show up. Pretty heavy fight going on right now...
  6. Right, no MS XP SP3 contains it. Get the chipset drivers for the Asus AM1I-A Motherboard: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AM1IA/HelpDesk_Download/ This package contains a huge set of AMD drivers - probably the latest you can get for XP. The ahcix86.sys V3.1.1540.86 is located in XP\Packages\Drivers\SBDrv\SB6xx\RAID\XP\ Some of these drivers, for example the drivers for the integrated graphics card of the AM1 processors, are not even available at the AMD website. As far as I know, the AM1 platform did not even support XP, but the drivers from Asus work perfectly on every AM1 ma
  7. Here is the list: ahcix86.sys V3.1.1540.25 works ahcix86.sys V3.1.1540.86 works ahcix86.sys V3.1.1540.127 (newer) does NOT work and cannot be even installed ahcix86.sys V3.2.1540.35 does NOT work ahcix86.sys V3.3.1540.29 does NOT work I have several versions of XP Pro. Some versions are original products from Microsoft and some are OEM versions from Compaq, HP, Dell and Medion. I checked about a dozen CDs. As it turned out, the ahcix86.sys V3.1.1540.86 is only part of Dell OEM versions of XP Pro. I checked a server mainboard with a AMD SP5100 southbridge: exa
  8. Found an even newer version: 3.3.1540.29. The 5 TB HDD does not show up in the disk manager. It seems like this "virtual sector size" feature was part of some early version of the AMD AHCI driver, but has been removed eventually.
  9. The V3.1.1540.25 AHCI driver works - the 5TB HDD is accessible. V3.1.1540.127 is corrupted in some way. I can't make it run. If I switch back to V3.2.1540.35, the drive vanishes from the disk manager.
  10. The disk manager does list the hard disc in IDE mode, but it is shown with the wrong size. I made some further tests with the J&W Minix 780G (SB700) mainboard. In all tests in AHCI, I used the driver rcxpahci.sys V6.1.3.00035 from 2014. I integrated this driver in order to let the drive show up during the installation of XP Pro. What I did not recognze so far: it is actually only being used as a textmode driver. XP Pro SP3 has its own PNP AHCI driver: ahcix86.sys V3.1.1540.86. I then tried a different one: ahcix86.sys V3.2.1540.35 from 2009. And suprise - I do not see the 5T
  11. Some news: No tools involved, it works with a clean Win XP Pro Installation including all POSReady updates. It requires AHCI to be enabled . If I switch to Legacy IDE in the BIOS and install the same version of Windows, it won't work. Of course, I need to integrate ahcix86.sys in order to boot from a SATA drive. Please note that I did not yet try to boot from the 3TB or 5TB drive. I only use them as data disks. It works on Asus M5A88-M (SB850) and J&W Minix 780G (SB700) mainboard. The drive is not readable using linux. I tried dozens of tools. No success. I
  12. It's not the hot swap case - it works without. I have never heard of the DiscWizard Extended Capacity Manager - we can rule that one out, too. I am currently filling the entire disc with data to check out if it's actually usable. And I am going to use the same ahcix86.sys on my other PCs with Win XP Pro and switching them to AHCI (they are running in IDE mode right now). I will also try to read the drive with linux. It might take 2 or 3 days until my next post, but I will continue to report about any progress I made. And of course, I am not going to use the 5 TB HDD for important dat
  13. By the way, I did not install any Asus tools, which might have been shipped along with the mainboard. I always install clean drivers for LAN,USB3 and Chipset.
  14. I did not move the sharkoon drive bay, but connected them directory to a SATA port. But as already mentioned - it works on the "magical" XP system without a drive bay. BTW, I got three USB-HDD-enclosures for SATA drives and tried them out, but the drives never show up in the disk management tool.
  15. I removed the docking station an attached the drive directly to the SATA port. Works perfectly. I think the logic build into the docking station is only for the hdd led and the on/off switch, but I can remove the circuit board and post a picture of the front side if you insist. :-)
  16. I don't know how to save the mbr. I just attached a file with the first 512 bytes from that drive. Please let me know if there is more I can do. mbr.dat
  17. Sorry, it might have been the wrong english word. It is just a drive bay, directly connected to the SATA port, which allows me to hot-swap the drive. https://de.sharkoon.com/product/12640 There is no additional controller, so I am pretty sure I get the same results if I attach the disk directly to the SATA port of the mainboard.
  18. classpnp.sys is 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108) It's the same for all my XP installations.
  19. disk.sys is 5.1.2600.5597 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.080507-1306) partmgr.sys is 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108) No other drivers. The versions are the exactly the same for my two other installations of Win XP Pro, but those do not recognize the disk as 5TB.
  20. BTW, it's MBR partition style.Here a property screenshot from the disk management tool.
  21. Today, I put a 5 TB HDD drive in my SATA drive enclosure (no USB involved) and I was a little surprised that I can actually use it, because I always thought it is not possible. I tried it out a long time ago and it did not work. I formatted the drive as NTFS and was able to copy data back and forth. I ran "fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo" from the command line and a sector size of 2048 Bytes was reported. I googled for such an odd sector size and could not find a single result. By the way - the hdd is a 2,5" Seagate BarraCuda Compute 5TB. I checked a another drive. Toshiba MQ03ABB300. 3 TB. F
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