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by phoenix00
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Monitor won't turn off, no screensaver
Replies: 4
Views: 10020

Re: Monitor won't turn off, no screensaver

How many hours is too many on a modern LCD? Some of my monitors are 10 years old though. A quick google search says "about 30,000 hours or eight years of use at ten hours per day." for the backlight to reach 50% of original brightness. It sounds like you've babied your monitors so your's will likel...
by phoenix00
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Recovery partition
Replies: 1
Views: 5013

Re: Recovery partition

Very nice! I love getting my hands on these! My advice is either a) call Dell support and see if they are able to send you recovery discs for free/ reasonable cost, if you are hell bent on the factory OS build; or b) stick with a clean reinstall, download drivers from Dell's website, and reactivate ...
by phoenix00
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Monitor won't turn off, no screensaver
Replies: 4
Views: 10020

Re: Monitor won't turn off, no screensaver

I would not worry about burn-in. Modern LCDs are much more resistant to this, it's not like the old rear-projection or plasma TVs. The worst that can happen is backlight or inverters wearing out, and even that is very rare as long as the manufacturer doesn't cheap out on those parts. Simply turn the...
by phoenix00
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Broadcom drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 6245

Re: Broadcom drivers

Unless something has changed the past year or so, I believe Broadcom is (still) one of the vendors who restrict distribution of the firmware blob. Start and go from here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/broadcom_wireless Disclaimer: my only Broadcom-equipped laptop is ages old, so not a good te...
by phoenix00
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: UBCD V5 Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Intel-based Apple Mac support
Replies: 9
Views: 45579

Intel-based Apple Mac support

Since I had my hands on a fairly new Macbook Pro 13" (C2D T7550 2.2 GHz, nV GF9400, 2GB DDR3), out of pure curiosity I popped in my remastered UBCD, and lo and behold, it booted!!! I haven't been able to find any threads here pertaining to Mac support, so I thought I would start this and share some ...
by phoenix00
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: UBCD V5 Announcements & Discussion
Topic: [REQ] HWiNFO / HWiNFO32 for chapter "System"
Replies: 3
Views: 9736

Re: [REQ] HWiNFO / HWiNFO32 for chapter "System"

I've added the DOS HWiNFO 5.50 to my UBCD system.cfg LABEL - MENU LABEL HWiNFO 5.50 TEXT HELP HWiNFO is a *POWERFUL* hardware detection program. It is simple, quick and on most systems very efficient. It "tries" to give only important information about all the hardware devices in your computer so th...
by phoenix00
Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: UBCD V5 Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: UBCD Won't recongize USB hard drive
Replies: 2
Views: 4690

Re: UBCD Won't recongize USB hard drive

I assume you're trying to run Hitachi DFT. Most DOS utilities (DFT included) won't pick up anything connected via USB.

If you can, pull the drive out of the USB enclosure, connect it directly to the motherboard PATA or SATA port, then boot off the UBCD.
by phoenix00
Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Chainging the Admin password with UBCD on windows 7
Replies: 1
Views: 17207

Re: Chainging the Admin password with UBCD on windows 7

Download the updated version of the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor. The newer version has full support for Win7. Integrates easily into UBCD 5.03 too, with a bit of work.
by phoenix00
Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: UBCD V5 Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: FDUBCD mouse driver problem on Acer Aspire One
Replies: 2
Views: 4698

Re: FDUBCD mouse driver problem on Acer Aspire One

It sounds to me like a BIOS problem - suggest flashing it to the latest version if Rory's comfortable with that.
by phoenix00
Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: UBCD V5 Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Cannot format XP home
Replies: 5
Views: 11587

Re: Cannot format XP home

If I may condense ady's post above: you will need an F6 floppy if stock Windows XP does not contain the appropriate driver for your boot hard disk controller. Typically these will include RAID, AHCI, and many SATA add-in-boards. Now, my 2c: if you do not have a floppy drive, there are ways to integr...
by phoenix00
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: UBCD V5 Bug Reports & Known Issues
Topic: ibmft.img.gz contains the wrong program!
Replies: 2
Views: 10318

Re: ibmft.img.gz contains the wrong program!

Just checked 5.0.2 and indeed fixed! Awesome stuff!
by phoenix00
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: UBCD V5 Requests & Suggestions
Topic: seagate discwizard version
Replies: 3
Views: 12007

Re: seagate discwizard version

There is also MaxBlast 5, also posted at Seagate. I suspect MB5 and DW11 are rebrands of the same program (Acronis TrueImage OEM) but what do I know....

http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/s ... 51&Hilite=
by phoenix00
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: UBCD V5 Bug Reports & Known Issues
Topic: ibmft.img.gz contains the wrong program!
Replies: 2
Views: 10318

ibmft.img.gz contains the wrong program!

I'm kinda scratching my head as to why noone caught this earlier, but ibmft.img.gz contains the HGST Drive Fitness Test instead of the Feature Tool!

dft.img.gz contains the Drive Fitness Test, which is correct.

Solution: redownload the Feature Tool disk image from HGST and overwrite ibmft.img.gz
by phoenix00
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: UBCD V5 Requests & Suggestions
Topic: Suggestion for memory test
Replies: 1
Views: 8656

Only catch is that there's no way to tell fdubcd to not load any memory managers. The closest I could get is to select one of the "Defensive Boot" options and pass in the /ignorexmm parameter into memtest.exe memory.cfg: LABEL - MENU LABEL AleGR Memtest 2.0 TEXT HELP A program for testing DRAM (main...
by phoenix00
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: UBCD V5 Requests & Suggestions
Topic: Corrections and suggestions for Customize page
Replies: 5
Views: 15998

I found the cabarc -p parameter (saving full path into the .cab) isn't really needed. Kept wondering why the custom .cab archives I created had all the original directories!

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cd \myapp
cabarc -r -m lzx:21 n c:\ubcd-extracted\ubcd\custom\myapp.cab *
by phoenix00
Mon May 17, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: UBCD V5 Requests & Suggestions
Topic: WD Align - Please add to next release
Replies: 6
Views: 15015

WD Align - Please add to next release

http://support.wdc.com/product/downloadsw.asp?sid=122 This will be very useful for those stuck on WinXP and end up buying one of WD's newfangled AFD HDDs. install.cfg: LABEL - MENU LABEL WD Align 2010.01.19 - Build 122 (Western Digital) TEXT HELP WD Align will allow the user to realign partitions on...