“Clicks of Death" - what is it?
This is such a situation when the drive has lost its ability to read the servo track for proper head positioning. At the same time, the drive does not “see”…

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SDRAM PC100 Memory Testing Software
You can write your own routine or use ready-made utilities. We recommend using the ctsmb.exe program (System-Management-Bus-Scanner 1.2), which works if there is a South-Bridge PIIX4 on the motherboard (PIIX…

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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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IDE Interface Features

The main requirement of the recording device to the interface is the ability to continuously transmit data to it during the recording process. Requirements for the speed of receipt of data by modern standards are very modest. For recording at 4th speed, a continuous data stream with a speed of only 600 kb / s is required. But this is deceitful modesty. After all, the flow must be continuous! And here there are nuances. Continue reading

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…

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How did the action of the Win95.CIH virus manifest on April 26, 1999 in Kiev
Naturally, the consequences of the virus will for a long time be generalized at different levels. However, the first victim of this virus brought his computer to the EPOS service…

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Our tips
Tip 1 Turn on the Zip drive only for the duration of discarding information with constant monitoring of its operation, so that when clicks appear, inspect the drive in a…

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Can I recover information myself?
Of course, in simple cases this is possible. Accidentally destroyed files are recovered by common utilities, usually without any problems. This can be done even by poorly trained users -…

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