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Topic: Reviving original XT MFM Hard Drive
Erik

Replies: 3
Views: 973

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:05 pm   Subject: Reviving original XT MFM Hard Drive
Finally got around to dragging out the XTs from storage. Looks like my Seagate full height drive is lost to the sands of time. The drives that are in my two XTs are both Miniscribe drives (one newer t ...
Topic: 486 hangs at "Wait..."
Erik

Replies: 1
Views: 738

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:49 pm   Subject: 486 hangs at "Wait..."
I know this is an old thread but I just ran into this same exact issue with my 486 today.

Turns out for me, I had removed a 2nd hard drive but still had it listed in the BIOS as configured. Once I ...
Topic: 486 Won't Start Just Beeps
Erik

Replies: 2
Views: 499

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:38 am   Subject: 486 Won't Start Just Beeps
Thanks. I kept trying more today. I grabbed the RAM out of my 286 which I knew worked and still didn't change anything.

I decided to keep cleaning the connectors with 91% rubbing alcohol and q-tips ...
Topic: 486 Won't Start Just Beeps
Erik

Replies: 2
Views: 499

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:35 am   Subject: 486 Won't Start Just Beeps
Hi All,

I've encountered a sudden problem with my 486SX-25 tonight. I was using the computer fine all day (trying out new CF->IDE set up). After I moved my files from my old hard drive to the CF ...
Topic: This place is still around after all these years
Erik

Replies: 7
Views: 4934

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:13 am   Subject: This place is still around after all these years
Thanks!
Topic: Reviving original XT MFM Hard Drive
Erik

Replies: 3
Views: 973

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:36 am   Subject: Reviving original XT MFM Hard Drive
Any ideas on what to try to bring back a failed MFM original Seagate (It's been a while since I've opened it up. I think it's probably ST-225, it's a 20MB Seagate) hdd?

The drive spins up but fai ...
Topic: This place is still around after all these years
Erik

Replies: 7
Views: 4934

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:19 am   Subject: This place is still around after all these years
What's vcfed?

Also just wanted to say I'm still glad this place is still around. Helped me out a bunch back in the day when I first got my XT.
Topic: Linux Desktop on a 486
Erik

Replies: 13
Views: 10190

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:28 pm   Subject: Linux Desktop on a 486
Oldest desktop I ever had running Linux was a P2 233Mhz with 32MB of RAM. I remember running Debian and Slackware on it in the early 2000s. Ran pretty nicely as long as I used a different WM than KDE. ...
Topic: Starting Small Engines
Erik

Replies: 3
Views: 4334

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 6:20 am   Subject: Starting Small Engines
Good tip! Similar idea as pouring a little gas down a carburator on a car that doesn't want to start.
Topic: HDTV Rant...
Erik

Replies: 10
Views: 7738

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:06 am   Subject: HDTV Rant...
I can't really say much as I am not currently using antennae tv. I remember during the national switch over though that I didn't think it was necessary.

From what I remember, wasn't it because the ...
Topic: PCjr running TCP/IP and Telnet server
Erik

Replies: 14
Views: 7171

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:57 pm   Subject: PCjr running TCP/IP and Telnet server
Just tried to test it out. It timed out.

Is it still up and running?
Topic: new toy, Tablet!
Erik

Replies: 9
Views: 4366

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:29 pm   Subject: new toy, Tablet!
Nice job!
Topic: How usefull LoL
Erik

Replies: 4
Views: 2992

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:25 pm   Subject: How usefull LoL
There's a nice 17.5mb's of extra storage! Smile
Topic: Erik at the obsolete computer museum isn't me.
Erik

Replies: 3
Views: 2589

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:13 pm   Subject: Erik at the obsolete computer museum isn't me.
I'd just like to state that seeing that I think a lot of people here go to both this site and that one.

Both named Erik and both live in NY... what are the odds. Laughing
Topic: How long will newer equipment last
Erik

Replies: 9
Views: 4091

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:47 pm   Subject: How long will newer equipment last
Agreed. Worst case, you can always solder on a new component. Be it a PITA... (at least for a newb at it like me Razz)

As for craftsmanship. I think the same goes for everything. Just look at what ha ...
 

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