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wdegroot



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Location: pennsylvanai

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:21 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I backed up many files to a p4 system 2g ram ide only.
I added a promise controller.
a ata133 tx2. i use this system just to store and sort files.
i did use it as a second system when i had trouble with my main system.
i have leared te hard way not to use the maib system for experimentation. even installing new programs.
despite this crtain things creep in and i really hate the mozuilkla upgrades.


for a few montjhs i did not use it as that desk was used as a pepair station.

when i hooked it up
windows came up fine.. the promise controller ata133 tx2.
seemed to detect drivces attached to it.
but caused the c drive to start offereibg ne sfe mode,

sometimes i could get into safe mode
sometimes it would just loop around.

when the extra dtive was taken off all was fine.

i changed the power supply.
not an easy task as i could not see th scre holes.

still the same. a memtest followed overnight.

I finally used norton isk doctor and win doctor.

everything seemed ok.
then c: began to click.

it still works but I cloned it.
my floppy based ghost balked
but ghost on hiren 78 worked
so I set aSIDE THE COPY WRAPPED IN BAG.


iN BETWEEN THIS i TRIED SEVERAL OTHER SYSTEMS
INCLUDING AN HP THAT IS ELEC TICALLY IDENTICAL TO THIS ONE.


SO FAR SO GOOD.

DURING THE TRY-OUTS. i FOULD A SYSTEM WITH NO FLOPPY
ONE IDE CD AND A SATA HARD DRIVE.


i TRIED THE UTILS ON A HIREN BOOT DISK.

BUT THE DRIVE XP IS PASSWORD PROTECTED
AND EVEN SAFE MODE BRINGS UP THE SAME PASSWORD.

i EVENTUALLY WILL FIND AN ANSWER.

I LOOK AT IT AS A URIOSITY
I COULD FORMAT AND RE-INSTALL BUT WHAT FUN IS THAT.


MY EYES ARE SO BAD THAT IT IS HARD TO CONNECT CABLES IN HIDEDEN PLACES. THERE IS A SLIGHT UNSTEADYNESS AS WELL AS BAD EYES.

i USED THE PROMISE CONTROLLERS WITH 98 2000 AND XP

i SEE NO DRIVERS FOR VISTA OR WIN 7.

INSTALLATION ON XP IS OFTEN HARD OR IMPOSSIBLE.

i COULD NOY INSTALL IT WHEN i DID A FTRESH INSTALL
ON THE hp
THAT IS VIRTUALLY IDENTICAL TO MY MAIN SYSTEDM.

i AM USING A SILICON IMAGE CONTROLLER ON THIS MAIN SYSTEM

INSTALLATION IS EASIER.
A BETTER CARD.
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