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Re: How to access HP recovery partition?

Nah it's the bootloader not BIOS that's doing the F11 key, which is why Win10 has overwritten Vista's bootloader (or more correctly set it back to Windows default) but in the process locked you out of the recovery partition. Only computers I know that did it on a BIOS level was Dell servers that had …

Re: Looking to turn an old Pentium 4 Dell into a Win98 gaming rig, but I'm a bit lost on the details.

Didn't Win98SE have issues with clock speeds north of 2GHz? I seem to remember reading something about that on here once before. I have a Northwood core 2.4 GHz P4 machine I'm going to flip to Win98SE when we move and I get it out of storage. It's always been stuck in my head that I'm going to have …

Re: Interview with "last XP fan"

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I was running up a a 2003 server in front of the firewall back in the mid 2000's that was infected before I'd finished running the server up (sigh, fine I'll run it up again behind the firewall this time then repatch to the outside network once done) But these days my XP PC with only SP3 installed …

Re: If you could only have two builds to span…

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Interesting to see some people picking builds that can cover as much as possible in that period and others picking their two most nostalgic builds. Ah I was talking generally if it was me choosing for me i'd drop my LGA775 XP build for my childhood dx2/66 I've still got Yeh the Slot 1 build can do …

Re: Interview with "last XP fan"

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I watched this yesterday to celebrate XP's birthday, definitely not XP's last fan https://youtu.be/N0n57KqaPxs Kugee's style is hard to watch sometimes but it's definitely unique and he does some interesting things. I also reinstalled XP on my main retro rig, by pure coincidence I broke it messing …

Re: Looking to turn an old Pentium 4 Dell into a Win98 gaming rig, but I'm a bit lost on the details.

Here is the link for Audigy 2 ZS drivers for dos mode. http://vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=1383&menustate=0 (Audigy and earlier included them as part of the install) For now I'd keep the GF4 MX till you get an idea of how the system performs. It's definitely a bottleneck but has great …

Re: How to access HP recovery partition?

F11 is definitely the right key. I'd bet someone has reinstalled windows of CD and broken the option. Don't know of any way to get into the recovery partition. Typically I get rid of them anyway. By the looks like the system came with Vista Home Premium x32. Not sure I'd be wanting to reinstall that …

Re: DOS working mouse

Had to google A4 Tech X-718BK that's a modern gaming mouse almost guaranteed to have dropped PS2 compatibility. Just about any modern DPI mouse has dropped PS2 compatibility these days. I'm not sure what the last Logitech mouse with PS2 support. Personally I just use OEM branded PS2 mice HP used MS, …

Re: New to the hobby, soldering anxiety

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Another way to think of it is how often will you actually be soldering? It may be a couple of times a week at the beginning while you are practising and possibly working though a backlog of faulty hardware. But after that initial period you may only pick up a soldering Iron once a month if that. …

Re: Best GPU for an Athlon MP (WinXP)

If we are limited to Nvidia then GF6600 or 6800 are good suggestions but attract a premium as last cards with Win98 support GF 7600 or 7800 are also suitable and maybe a bit cheaper? or not being the last AGP cards? and while agree they may be bottlenecked by the CPU, a fast GPU can sometimes hide a …

Re: If you could only have two builds to span…

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Dos/Win9x M/B Slot 1 CPU: P3 600Mhz or faster Video: GF4 Ti Video: Voodoo 2 SLI Sound: Audigy 2 ZS Sound: Speed sensitive games are an issue but I don't have many and Slot 1 holds nostalgia for me D3D, Glide, EAX are all supported in windows and dos get's it's true ISA card. And yes I own 2 rigs …

Re: I've been here for a decade

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Yeh time gets away from you. When I joined XP was still common, things like NEC XR385 draughtboards, SS7 based hardware and 3dfx cards were still cheap and plentiful. Now people are building XP based reto machines and the best "bang per buck" has crept upto S478 era. Glad I got in when I did!

Re: Creative AWE64 driver for Win2k

1st thing I did was check "TheMAN's SB16 and AWE Compilation CD" He collected all software related to the ISA cards years ago. It does include a NT4 driver so maybe sound fonts work in NT4 http://vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=13 But the CD confirms what KCompRoom2000 said. Creative never …

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