Auto Head Parking
Fall to the surface with a characteristic "crackle". At the same time, they tear off microscopic particles from the surface, consisting of particles of the working layer of the carrier.…

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Zip Technologies: Pros and Cons
Since the creation of the FDD 3.5 "1.44 MB high-density, a lot of time has passed and this type of media has not undergone any changes during this period, while…

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Checking the status of the Zip drive
TIP.EXE is a Zip disk surface quality test. The principle of the program is as follows: this program reads each sector of data from the disk, enters them into the…

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Viruses are serious, and Win95.CIH is not alone

Currently, there are quite a few viruses that destroy the contents of CMOS. For example, the stealth virus FindMe (stealth virus – “invisible virus”, like the stealth bomber), the destructive action of which is expected on May 23. Or another virus, V.789, the 14th day of every odd month (May, July, etc.) destroys the master boot record of the hard disk and destroys the contents of the CMOS. Continue reading

Description of the errors detected by TIP.EXE
In the case when the drive is absolutely unable to access any of the four Z-tracks of the cartridge, it gives a message about the failure of the Z-tracks. In…

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How to avoid network downtime?
A network of any company or organization is created to provide users with easy access to information, applications and network services. However, both company’s productivity and revenues can suffer significantly…

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Golden Disks and IDE
The problem of recording "golden" discs has already been covered on our website (as well as in the journal CHIP, No. 8, 1999). However, the problems continue. Only, if earlier…

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The Iron Solution to the 2000 Iron Problem
Before the onset of 2000, about three more months. But the situation was noticeably heated. It is understandable. If even a small fraction of what is written in the press…

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