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Boot.ini – Controlling the Boot Process in Windows NT

BOOT.INI Controlling The Boot Process If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! In the Dual and Multi-Boot sections of our Web site we have introduced you to the ability of Windows NT (which includes Windows 2000) to maintain and …

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Partitioning for Windows 2000

Preparing the Hard Drive Some of you may be thinking that partitioning your hard drive with the Fdisk utility, or performing a clean format of your hard drive is a monumental, if not impossible task. Rest assured that with some careful thought and prior planning, it’s easy. Carefully planning your …

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Windows 98 Second Edition Programs

Windows 98 Second Edition  This is the Programs.txt File that you will find on the Windows 98 Second Edition Stallation CD Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition README for Programs Information April 1999 © Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1999 This document provides complementary or late-breaking information to supplement the Microsoft Windows 98 …

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Windows 2000 Setup and Startup

Windows 2000 ProfessionalUnderstanding the various phases of Setup and Startup The Phases of Setup The following will provide you with a brief description of how boot drivers and Plug and Play devices are loaded during the text-mode and graphical user interface (GUI) mode phases of Setup, along with a description …

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Award and Phoenix BIOS FAQ

Award PC BIOS Frequently Asked Questions   Award Software has merged with Phoenix Technologies, therefore their resource pages have been combined. Because Phoenix out-sources software, they usually will refuse to provide you with specific answers to your questions. There are several general issues which are addressed below, where you will …

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Hard Disk Sector Structures

A sector is the basic unit of data storage on a hard disk. The term “sector” emanates from a mathematical term referring to that pie shaped angular section of a circle, bounded on two sides by radii and the third by the perimeter of the circle – See Figure 1. …

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The PC-100 Standard

The PC100 Standard The memory chips used on memory modules are not the only determining factor when calculating the speed of memory. The speed of the memory chips is only one of several factors in the overall equation. Other factors include the quality and accuracy of the individual chips, the …

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The Intel® Active Monitor Alerting Utility

Intel® Active Monitor The Intel® Active Monitor is a new alerting utility created by Intel and available exclusively on Intel Desktop Boards 1. As PCs increase in performance and decrease in size, monitoring the cooling and overall system health becomes more important. The Intel Active Monitor works with specialized sensors …

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Detailed Explanation of FAT Boot Sector

Summary Understanding the content and function of a file system “boot sector” can often be helpful in troubleshooting boot failures or disk corruption. A boot sector, usually due to hardware failure or virus infection, may become corrupted. If the partition where this sector resides is the active primary partition, or …

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Hard Drive Glossary

Hard Drive Glossary A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Notice: The information provided herein is presented as is and without any warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. In …

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