• Quantum Corporation Disk Drive
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    Overview In the past two decades, Quantum Corp. of Milpitas, California, has become one of the leaders in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of digital storage products including hard disk drives and digital tapes. By following its own path and making decisions criticized by the rest of the industry, Quantum has managed, not only to survive in an industry that has destroyed lesser companies, but to thrive and be recognized as one of the industry's quality leaders. Quantum Corporation was f...
  • Information About Viruses Floppy Disk
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    Information About Viruses growing problem in using computers is computer viruses. Viruses are pesky little programs that some hacker with too much time on his hands wrote. Viruses have been known to create annoyances from displaying messages on the screen, such as 'Your PC is now stoned,' to completely obliterating everything that is contained on the computer's hard disk. Viruses are transferred from computer to computer in a number of ways. The most common way that users receive viruses at home...
  • Dll File Windows Disk Win
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    Microsoft Product Support Services Application Note (Text File) WW 0548: WIN 87 EM. DLL PATCH FOR INTEL 80387 Revision Date: 5/92 Disk Included The following information applies to Microsoft Windows 3. 1. INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS DOCUMENT AND ANY SOFTWARE THAT MAY || ACCOMPANY THIS DOCUMENT (collectively referred to as an || Application Note) IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY || KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO || THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABI...
  • How Magnets Affect Computer Disks
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    How Magnets Affect Computer Disks BackGround One of the most commonly used Computer data storage d mediums is a Computer Disk or a Floppy. These are used in everyday life, in either our workplace or at home. These disks have many purposes, such as: Storing data: Floppies can be used to store software / data for short of time, Transferring data: Floppies are used to transfer / copy data from one computer to another. Hiding data: Floppies are also sometimes used to hide sensitive or confidential d...
  • 1024 Cylinder Disk Bios Sectors
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    All About Disk Geometry and The 1024 Cylinder Limit For Disks. Large Disk mini-HOWTO Andries Brouwer, 1. 0, 9606261. The problem Suppose you have a disk with more than 1024 cylinders. Suppose moreover that you have an operating system that uses the BIOS. Then you have a problem, because the usual INT 13 BIOS interface to disk I/O uses a 10-bit field for the cylinder on which the I/O is done, so that cylinders 1024 and past are inaccessible. Fortunately, Linux does not use the BIOS, so there is ...
  • Hours Per Failure Seek Time Disk
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    From Elementary physics, we know that, when an object is subjected to a constant acceleration a, the relationship between distance d and time t is given by d = 1/2 at 2. Suppose that, during a seek, the disk in Exercise 13. 2 accelerates the disk arm at a constant rate for the first half of the seek, then decelerates the disk arm at the seek rate for the second half of the seek. Assume that the disk can perform a seek the an adjacent cylinder in 1 millisecond, and a fill-stoke seek over all 5000...
  • How To Maintain A Computer System
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    How to Maintain A Computer System Start a notebook that includes information on your system. This notebook should be a single source of information about your entire system, both hardware and software. Each time you make a change to your system, adding or removing hardware or software, record the change. Always include the serial numbers of all equipment, vendor support numbers, and print outs for key system files. Secondly periodically review disk directories and delete unneeded files. Files ha...
  • Ererecreate Your Own Emergency Boot Disk
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    Hardware Tips: Create Your Own Emergency Boot Disk Create an emergency boot disk, identify mysterious components. Pop quiz: Windows won't start. Do you: A. Panic; B. Take a siesta; C. Calmly smile as you pull out your customized emergency boot disk, use it to start your computer, and proceed to fix your system? If you answered C, I commend you. If you chose B, I envy you. But if you picked A, I can help. It's time for you to make an emergency boot disk that does the standard Windows version one...
  • Startup Disk Windows Drive Rom
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    Bird Bill Gates Type ALT+F+X to exit Edit What's New for the Windows 98 Startup Disk The Startup Disk has changed significantly for Windows 98. The following items are new for Windows 98. - MULTI-CONFIG START MENU - REAL-MODE CD-ROM DRIVERS - EBD. CAB FILE - RAMDRIVE - WINDOWS 98 STARTUP PROBLEMS - USING THE TOOLS AVAILABLE ON THE STARTUP DISK MULTI-CONFIG START MENU If you boot your computer using the new Windows 98 Startup Disk, a boot menu appears allowing you the option to load drivers for t...
  • Dos Operating System
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    DOS (Disk Operating System) was developed by the Microsoft Corporation, as the standard operating system for use with IBM personal computers. It controls the basic functions of the computer, and is especially handy for working with data stored on disks. The DOS system resides on diskette (3. 5 or 5. 25) and the system files may be transferred to a hard disk unit. An operating system is a program that allows competing programs to share the resources of the computer (memory, disk, and devices lik...
  • Magnetic Disks Disk Field Head
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    Magnetic Disks (Hard Disk) The topic of magnetic disks is one that involves many physics related phenomenon. The intricate structure and design of "Magnetic Disks" (or hard disks) in computers include the principles of Fluid Flow, Rotational Motion, Electromagnetism, and more. This paper will focus mainly on the previously listed physics occurrences, and the design that goes into engineering the magnetic disk to include them. These physics principles are utilized in such a way that makes the har...
  • Beta Pictoris Planets Life Or What
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    BETA PICTORIS: PLANETS? LIFE? OR WHAT? JARA ASTRONOMY 102 SEC 013 The ultimate question is; Is there a possibility that life might exist on a planet in the Beta Pictoris system? First, one must ask, Are there planets in the Beta Pictoris system? . However, that question would be impossible to answer if one did not answer the most basic questions first; Where do planets come from? and do the key elements and situations, needed to form planets, exist in the Beta Pictoris system? . To understand wh...
  • Windows Me Hard Disk
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    An Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) version of Windows ME is a special release product made available for computer Manufacturers. OEMs can customize these versions of Windows ME specifically for their hardware and software. The Setup procedures and requirements outlined in this document may be different if you have an OEM version of Windows ME. For more information, read the documentation that came with your computer or contact your computer manufacturer. IF WINDOWS ME DOES NOT START IN SAF...
  • Flight Of The Frisbee
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    Abstract Spinning objects such as Frisbees possess unique flying characteristics. They are in essence spinning wings gliding in mid-air propelled by the forces of torque and aerodynamic lift. The relationship between Newton's Laws of Motion and the flight of the Frisbee will be discussed. This paper will attempt to highlight and show the different physical motions involved behind the spinning edge of the Frisbee and the similar forces it shares with other heavier winged objects. Lastly, how majo...
  • Recovery Boot Disk
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    Disaster Recovery for Linux There is no boot able Linux system on HDD in a disaster situation; therefore it is always a good idea to backup the boot able Linux system on removable media for example on floppy disks. For example if the hard disk fails, or if an important file is accidentally deleted. No matter what the cause is some recovery procedures will be needed. The first step to recover from a disaster is to make a custom boot disk. It is not sufficient to just copy the standard boot disk i...
  • Computer App Operating System
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    A short course in windows 981. The physical components of a computer system are referred to as it's hardware. 2. A computer's main circuit board is called it's mother board. 3. One byte of memory consists of eight bits. 4. One kilobyte is equal to 1, 024 bytes. 5. Some examples of mass storage devices are floppy disk drives, hard disk drives, and CD-Rom drives. 6. Of the various types of printers, the highest quality output is produced by a laser printer. 7. True: computer components housed ou...
  • Creating A Boot Disk
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    CREATING BOOT DISKS Creating a boot disk is a very easy and also important task. Everyone who owns a computer should have on of these handy. This is the only place to turn when your computer, try as it may, simply can! |t boot up. I! |m sure everyone has been there before: You have had a hard drive crash, or a virus attacks your boot records, or even an OS system file has become corrupted or deleted. Regardless of the cause, you are still set up for an uneasy day. Next time your computer freeze...
  • Optical Storage Mediums Hard Drive
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    Optical Storage Mediums James Ng The most common way of storing data in a computer is magnetic. We have hard drives and floppy disks (soon making way to the CD-ROM), both of which can store some amount of data. In a disk drive, a read / write head (usually a coil of wire) passes over a spinning disk, generating an electrical current, which defines a bit as either a 1 or a 0. There are limitations to this though, and that is that we can only make the head so small, and the tracks and sectors so c...
  • Rescue Disk Files Windows Selected
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    WINCheckIt Rescue Disk TouchStone Software Corporation Important! For best results, do not use the RESCUE. EXE program with Windows running. Using your Rescue disk While the creation of your Rescue Disk was done in Windows (from WINCheckIt's Realtime menu), you will restore your files using the DOS-based RESCUE. EXE program located on your Rescue disk. To run the RESCUE program, change to the drive (and directory if applicable) where the Rescue disk was created and type: RESCUE [Enter]After sel...
  • Hard Drive Evolution Form Factor
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    Even before the first commercial computers appeared in 1951, "mass" storage, although minuscule by today's standards, was a necessity. As early as the mid-1800 s, punch cards were used to provide input to early calculators and other machines. The 1940 s ushered in the decade when vacuum tubes were used for storage until, finally, tape drives started to replace punch cards in the early 1950 s. Only a couple of years later, magnetic drums appeared on the scene. In 1957, the first hard drive was in...