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  1. the best free game site of all time is home of the underdogs. their page is normally: http://www.the-underdogs.org but since they are having DNS issues you must connect directly to their ip for now:
  2. i'll also help host the files, where can they be found?
  3. sir, i think you are confused about the role of the boot sector. it's only purpose is to create a stack, do a tiny bios thing, and load a kernel.... surely you don't need 12mb of code to do that
  4. all you need to do is check a certain registry key to see if you have a connection. i just don't remember what that key is right now....
  5. heh, sorry for being a dick, but it seemed like you were ignoring good advice. the code you posted should work flawlessly, it's very similar to what i do. did you try logging the output of your scripts to find any errors? (i.e. winsetup.cmd >>log.txt)
  6. he gave you a perfectly good way to accomplish what you want. this is my cmdlines.txt: [COMMANDS] "RunOnceEx.cmd" this is first line in my RunOnceEx.cmd: FOR %%i IN (D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) DO IF EXIST %%i:\2Fast_XP.nfo SET CDROM=%%i: in my RunOnceEx.cmd i then run them like so: SET KEY=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx REG ADD %KEY% /V TITLE /D "Installing Applications..." /f REG ADD %KEY%\005 /VE /D ".Net Framework 2.0" /f REG ADD %KEY%\005 /V 1 /D "%cdrom%\Install\Net20\install.exe /q" /f it works like a charm. when using a forum you should perhaps ignore what you think you know and be more open to suggestion.
  7. easily spoofed? if your isp has mac filtering you're REQUIRED to spoof your ethernet card's MAC with your router
  8. instead of making a self-extracting archive, i would recommend using makecab to create a .cab archive of your files. then afterwards you would use a batch script like this to decompress: @echo off expand myfiles.cab %1 if the script was named filecopy.bat, you would call it like this: filecopy.bat d:\i386 note: expand and makecab are microsoft utilities that come with xp
  9. yes, but my harddrives don't fit into a dvd case you expect a brand new media type to be affordable the moment it starts being manufactured? guess you've never used cdrs or dvdrs or bought them in the past
  10. i don't understand why you would want to replace a line in a batch script. it would require patching the file and kind of negates the simplicity of a batch file. i sometimes have a batch file create another batch file via echo > file.txt, perhaps that would be a better solution than trying to patch an existing script?
  11. xp has improved windows in all regards: compatibility, speed, and stability. comparing a server with a crappy home xp isn't a fair comparison. just as you have learned over the years how to properly tailor 2000 to your server needs, xp needs some trimming and tweaking to bring out it's workstation best. xp pro sp2, with about half the features turned off, makes for the most stable and productive workstation i've had in years. the fact you have a 2gb system partition speaks volumes about your own technical "genius". the real geek knows that having a system partition was -always- a flawed theory and in reality it can do nothing but slow down your overall harddrive access.
  12. thanks Francesco for sharing this tip, i'm going to try it right now. super-magician, why would we care about your unrelated KB, it's not required for windows update and from what i hear is quite an annoyance. it's generally considered bad practice to install extra things you don't need.
  13. because this can be done silently with no required user interaction and with no need to install an external program.
  14. i got suckered into reading an old thread, i want my 5 minutes back
  15. one man's security is another's annoyance. i've never had an isp account hacked, and if it ever did happen, well i can afford the 13 bucks. i now see the value of the filtering service, i had never thought of an end user seeing it as a plus, for some reason i was thinking it was beneficial for the ISP somehow. i guess i've just never been too concerned about my isp accounts. i never use their associated email accounts and i use evil passwords. i figure that's good enough.
  16. these are performance counters i discovered myself. they are default counters for xp pro sp2 + .net framework 2.0: each of these keys is located in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ each line represents a separate key. .NET CLR Data\Performance .NET CLR Networking\Performance .NET Data Provider for Oracle\Performance .NET Data Provider for SqlServer\Performance .NETFramework\Performance ASP.NET\Performance ASP.NET_2.0.50727\Performance aspnet_state\Performance ContentFilter\Performance ContentIndex\Performance ISAPISearch\Performance MSDTC\Performance PerfDisk\Performance PerfNet\Performance PerfOS\Performance PerfProc\Performance PSched\Performance RemoteAccess\Performance RSVP\Performance Spooler\Performance TapiSrv\Performance Tcpip\Performance TermService\Performance WmiApRpl\Performance please share any performance counters you know of that aren't on the list.
  17. extract cmdow.zip to windows\system32 and then run your batch file like this: cmdow @ /HID C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /c start "runhigh" /high "C:\Program Files\AppFolder\Appname.exe" exit
  18. it's normal for MACs not to be filtered. only nosy little obscure internet providers do that. the major carriers like earthlink and sbc could care less what your MAC is so long as you provide a valid id & password at login. i imagine the cost of thousands of MAC-related technical support calls would cancel out -any- sort of benefits that MAC filtering might provide
  19. microsoft internet explorer should be able to save your greeting card into a single *.mht file. open your card in IE and go to File menu > Save as, then click on the drop down menu for Save as type and choose Web Archive.
  20. seagates are good quality drives and if i had to choose a best it would definitely be them. and even tho seagate is my #1 overall pick, the WD raptor is a really nice performing SATA drive
  21. copy and paste these lines into a file called source.bat: @ECHO off IF NOT [%1]==[] goto start ECHO. ECHO no command line argument passed. ECHO. GOTO :eof :start ECHO argument passed = %1 after that if for instance you ran source.bat d:\i386 the %1 variable would equal d:\i386, try the example for yourself. you can also set your own variables within the .bat code using set. for instance: set test=this is a test later in your code %test% would equal this is a test

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