Attrib MS-DOS Command

Type: Internal (3.0 and later) Syntax: COUNTRY=country code,[code page][,][d:][filename] Purpose: Used in the CONFIG.SYS file to tell DOS to use country-specific text conventions during processing. Discussion The COUNTRY command affects the following items: date and time formats, the thousands and decimal characters used in numbers, the location and symbol used …

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Static Resource Conflict

Static Resource Conflict If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! Explanation: The BIOS is detecting that two different hardware components in the system are trying to use the same system resource (IRQ line, DMA channel or I/O address). On …

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chdir MS-DOS Command

Type: Internal (2.0 and later) Syntax: CHDIR (CD) [d:]path CHDIR (CD)[..] Purpose: Displays working (current) directory and/or changes to a different directory. Discussion Used to change from one directory to another you specify. The command can be used without the drive designator (d:) if you were changing to a different …

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Changing your Modem Time Out Settings

Increasing or Changing your Modem Timeout Settings If your modem is timing out during file transfers or loading Web Pages, you may want to try increasing the timeout period. To change the Time Out: 1. Open RegEdit 2. Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Modem\XXXX\Settings Where XXXX is the number of your modem 3. …

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SDRAM, DDR and Rambus Memory

SDRAM, DDR SDRAM and Rambus Memory What’s all the fuss about? If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! As we move through yet another memory development period, more and more customers ask SDRAM and whether or not it has …

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Expand MS-DOS Command

Type: External (5.0 and later) Syntax: EXPAND [d:][path]filename [[d:][path]filename[ . . .]] Purpose: Expands a compressed file. Discussion This command can be used to expand compressed files. In fact, several of the files on the DOS 6 Setup disks cannot be used unless you expand them. If you use the …

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Is Your Memory Module Really PC100 Compliant? (Cont.)

Determining the application speed of SDRAM Modules Since the publication of our memory resources pages some 15 months ago, we have been getting an ever increasing number of inquiries from computer users repeatedly asking how they would go about determining whether or not their memory modules are actually PC-100 compliant? …

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Memory, Evolution or Revolution?

Memory Evolution or Revolution? JEDEC SDRAM All DRAM memory that has a synchronous interface is known generically as SDRAM. This includes CDRAM (Cache DRAM), RDRAM (Rambus DRAM), ESDRAM (Enhanced SDRAM) and others, however the type that most often is called SDRAM is, in reality, the JEDEC standard synchronous DRAM. JEDEC …

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Award BIOS Beep Codes

AWARD BIOS Beep Codes Award is the another popular BIOS developer and they use the fewest beep codes. Startup Procedure and Error Detection The normal procedure is to power up the computer and watch for error messages on the monitor screen while listening for beep tones from the speaker on …

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AMI BIOS Beep Codes

AMI BIOS Beep Codes The AMI BIOS is the most popular BIOS and is used by most of the top motherboard manufacturers. You should be able to determine your system BIOS by reading the screen display on the Top screen during startup up. If not, such as on some Compaq, …

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