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Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:28 am
by exxos
Parking hard drives & defragging "frequently used files first".

Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:46 pm
by Maeke
exxos wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:28 am
Parking hard drives & defragging "frequently used files first".
:lol: :goodpost:

Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:53 pm
by rubber_jonnie
Low level formatting your 5 1/4 inch 20MB hard drive to optimise the track layout.

Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:24 pm
by rpineau
Using DEBUG to Start a Low-Level Format on MS DOS :)

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A:\>debug
 G=C800:5
There are a few different addresses depending on the controller :

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 Address    Description
   ----------------------
   C800:5     Used by most Western Digital hard disk controllers for
              XT- and AT-compatible computers, including all WD-1007A
              series cards
   CA00:5     Alternate address used on some XT hard disk controller
              cards
   CC00:5     WD-1007V-SE1 and WD-1007V-SE2 controllers;
              WD-1003V-SR and WD-1006V-SR controllers, Revision F003
              and F005 only (other SR-series controllers do not have
              onboard BIOS)
   CE00:5     Alternate address used on some XT hard disk controller
              cards 
              

Rodolphe

Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:44 pm
by Maeke
play an audio tape or loading a software on tape. (whimper, 30mn to load some games on thomson mo6).
and try to play a computer's tape on an audio player (modem type sound).

Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:27 pm
by rpineau
Yep, remind me of loading games on my ZX81 !

Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:29 am
by rubber_jonnie
rpineau wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Using DEBUG to Start a Low-Level Format on MS DOS :)

Code: Select all

A:\>debug
 G=C800:5
There are a few different addresses depending on the controller :

Code: Select all

 Address    Description
   ----------------------
   C800:5     Used by most Western Digital hard disk controllers for
              XT- and AT-compatible computers, including all WD-1007A
              series cards
   CA00:5     Alternate address used on some XT hard disk controller
              cards
   CC00:5     WD-1007V-SE1 and WD-1007V-SE2 controllers;
              WD-1003V-SR and WD-1006V-SR controllers, Revision F003
              and F005 only (other SR-series controllers do not have
              onboard BIOS)
   CE00:5     Alternate address used on some XT hard disk controller
              cards 
              

Rodolphe
Yep, that's the one, I forget how many tries I had before I got the drive really efficient!

Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:53 am
by walter_j64bit
I've seen this in a pile of 8-tacks one day and I was never the same after that! :lol: