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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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…

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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…

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How is the Y2K controller

Despite the fact that such controllers are now produced by many companies, this type of equipment does not shine with a variety of technical solutions. Pay attention to the appearance of the most common controllers in the Ukrainian market: Year 2000 BIOS Enabler from American Megatrends (hereinafter AMI); SC2000 offered by Tessart (hereinafter SC2000); BIOS-Y2000 ProblemSolver, manufactured by Computers, (hereinafter ProblemSolver) and the E2000 BIOS Enabler controller, manufactured by EPOS (hereinafter E2000). Continue reading

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 computer’s memory, and in the free sector writes / reads special test sequences. Your data is saved when the device functions and the surface condition of this cartridge allow. Continue reading

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 distribution paths (spread with games, via floppy disks, etc.). In fact, any viruses are highly democratic in their habitat. The main channel for spreading viruses is the channel through which the necessary information is transmitted most intensively. What is this information: games or necessary programs – the virus doesn’t care. Continue reading

How to choose additional equipment
An important place in the LAN of the office is occupied by the wiring closet. The cabinet itself does not directly participate in the work of the LAN, but it…

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The thickness of the magnetic layer of the disk
Removable magnetic media, manufactured by Iomega for Bernoulli drives, were extremely durable and reliable and cost quite a bit. The special 3-inch disks used in Zip are very similar to…

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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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“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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