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Jan
13
comment open .gadget files with windows os again
what you should've done to see the contents of the file, was drag the icon of the file onto a notepad window.
Jan
13
comment What search utilities can search by file name in Windows 7?
@Synetech Also, if you don't know how to write a program with a GUI, have you ever thought of writing a script to do it? or try vworker/rentacoder.
Jan
13
comment What search utilities can search by file name in Windows 7?
@Synetech Try scrolling down to Mehrdad's answer, he mentions SwiftSearch, a program he wrote. I don't know if it supports FAT32, but it may be trivial for him to add it. You could comment there. BTW, why do you use FAT32?
Jan
12
comment Unable to copy/paste text in cmd.exe without splits
@ChrisF the answers seem spot on. no need for more context. Hennes's answer might have not worked 'cos perhaps the text is too long even for the widest cmd window, but other answers should work for her for sure even if hennes's doesn't. (assuming she asked her question right and it looks like it's probably right)
Jan
12
comment Unable to copy/paste text in cmd.exe without splits
A workaround is put that in VIM and use SHIFT+j (J).
Jan
10
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Jan
10
comment What search utilities can search by file name in Windows 7?
@Synetech I think the whole magic with its instantaneous search, is thanks to a feature of ntfs, ntfs journalling or something, not found with fat32.
Jan
9
comment Installing XP via external Hard drive
With the USB DOS bootable idea, what I mean is you could perhaps boot off USB to DOS, and then run SETUP.EXE from the USB. So you copy the setup files to your USB stick. I've never done it but it should work easily. DOS easily recognizes the USB you're booting from. And there are programs like HPUSBFW that make DOS bootable USB s. In fact, maybe HPUSBFW or Rufus, will format your USB HDD as DOS, as maybe it's like a giant USB stick, maybe. Do report back after trying some of these ideas
Jan
9
comment Installing XP via external Hard drive
The way I used to do, is Boot off a DOS floppy disk. And then your main hard drive is internal, so is going to be recognized. I'd then partition the main internal hard drive or have already partitioned it in Partition Magic. So I didn't use any USB drives. (as DOS doesn't normally see USB!). So then i'd have prepared my internal hard drive so it's ready to install XP. I'd then boot the hard drive which went to DOS, then changed to the partition with XP installtion e.g. C:\>E: <ENTER> then CD i386 <ENTER> SETUP <ENTER>.
Jan
9
comment Installing XP via external Hard drive
Another way, probably easier as i'm not sure how you'd run SYS F, even with a virtual floppy, as sys.com or sys.exe, may not run within windows. You can run HPUSBFW.EXE or maybe Rufus will do it too(rufus may be even better), and create a USB DOS Bootable. Make sure it has the SYS command and hope that it recognizes other USB devices. Then you could boot from it and run SYS F: on your drive or sys whatever: on your drive. You do it by nook or crook, I don't recall how so perhaps try different things to get that MBR right! To get SYS F: to run.
Jan
9
comment Installing XP via external Hard drive
@KevinDodd yeah downloa roadkil's sector editor, and look at the first sector, you'll see it's not right. It should have words like IO.SYS in it if it's right. You could download a virtual floppy drive then run an EXE from www.bootdisk.com and write a floppy. Then use that to Format your USB drive right. Then look at it in Roadkil's sector editor to check. If you have a proper external floppy drive you don't need to do the virtual one. I think vfd.exe was what I used once vfd.exe vfd.sourceforge.net
Jan
9
comment Installing XP via external Hard drive
@DaveM I remember a really up to date guy around 2001-2002 saying Win XP came on floppy disks. Maybe it did before CD. It's definitely quite normal to install win xp from HDD. In fact it may be quicker. People did it with 98 all the time. With XP they probably continued, I probably did. But now with USB people often use USB
Jan
9
comment Installing XP via external Hard drive
Ah, your mistake was formatting the USB HDD within XP. That gave it the XP Master Boot Record. A DOS Floppy disk or DOS HDD, should not be formatted with XP's format.exe command. In fact look at the MBR with Roadkil's sector editor and you'll see that. So, what to do. You need to find some way to format your USB HDD. Perhaps You can format it within XP then use the SYS command on it which should fix it. You might have to format it as FAT32 actually. I always formatted from DOS from a boot floppy, then you have the right format command, that's much easier and was the normal way.
Jan
9
comment Installing XP via external Hard drive
You have to boot off the USB HDD. That means you make the USB HDD run DOS. That's easy to do if you have a Floppy Drive, as you make a bootable floppy and you run the SYS F: or whatever your USB HDD is. Then make sure COMMAND.COM and IO.SYS and maybe MSDOS.SYS are on there (one of those maybe msdos.sys is plain text and may not be necessary). Then you just boot off the USB HDD, run SETUP.EXE on the CD. Presumably you've got that far?
Jan
9
comment Installing XP via external Hard drive
@DaveM nah I doubt it needs serious tweaks. i've probably done it before
Jan
8
comment Windows bug? Freeze while copying files. Parallel another copy may unfreeze
re one of the things you asked, there is roadkil.net/program.php?ProgramID=24 roadkil's sector editor, which apparently lets you see a hard drive at the low level. I did use it to save the MBR of a floppy disk though haven't used it for anything else This SU question examines one of the things you ask superuser.com/questions/97823/…
Jan
8
comment How do I determine what file occupies a given sector?
roadkil's sector editor might go part of the way, just doesn't list programs.
Jan
7
comment I landed on an attack page - what to do?
haven't really read it nor am i familiar with this but i suggest you change your password if you think it makes sense to do that.
Jan
7
comment How to find exe listening on port?
@vvsraju wireshark is notorious for (understandably) not showing you the EXE. It's simply not mentioned in the packet.
Jan
7
comment PC not booting from Windows XP CD
Looks from your comment that swapping the drive fixed it. That is ----basic- troubleshooting. And perhaps if you'd tried other discs they wouldn't boot either, and if so then Hence not Win XP related. BASIC troubleshooting