Work "the old fashioned way"
Traditionally, if there are 2 ... 3 computers in the office, they communicate with each other by a peer-to-peer network. This is a network in which all computers are equitable.…

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Ways of spreading viruses
How are viruses and, in particular, the Win95.CIH virus spread? It is generally believed that the main path is the Internet. Other viruses cause a lot of controversy about the…

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Removable cartridge technology
Unfortunately, despite repeated attempts by various manufacturers to launch a reliable device with removable media on the market, none of them have yet managed to deceive the laws of nature.…

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copies of FAT

What is worse than the “golden” wheels?

The prerequisites for the fact that the “golden” discs are worse than the “aluminum” ones are laid down in the recording technology itself. Standards for compact discs provide that the reflection of the laser beam from bright areas should be at least 70%.

Such requirements are met for stamped discs. However, recordable discs, unlike stamped discs, have an additional recording layer of organic polymer. This layer has limited transparency. Therefore, standards for recordable discs allow that reflection from highlights should be at least 65%. Continue reading

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.

It is believed that drives can withstand thousands of “takeoffs” and “landings” of heads. Therefore, the rule – do not turn off the computer during the working day – is relevant. The fewer on-offs, the more likely the computer will not fail, the higher. Continue reading

How to recover information

Since when a file is deleted, it is not physically destroyed from the disk, it can be restored. As well as recovering all files in the case of, for example, accidentally formatting a disk. If the FAT file allocation table is intact, then you can easily find the first cluster that belongs to the file. However, the remaining clusters may lie anywhere on the disk. To restore a file, it is necessary not only to find all the clusters belonging to the file, but also to correctly determine the order of their sequence. Continue reading

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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Internet integration
Now business is inconceivable without close integration with the Internet. As a rule, several employees of the office need Internet access, and there is only one communication line with the…

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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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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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