Compiled by John J. Yacono;
Contributors-James Alan Miller, Marc Spiwak, Serdar Yegulalp
- OS/2 to You, Too
Recently, resident WinMag Lab rat and OS/2 guru Serdar Yegulalp
had a hard drive go south in a Win95/NT 4.0 beta dual-boot system.
Both operating systems failed to operate, while DOS only returned
an "Invalid media type" message when accessing the hard
drive. OS/2 boot disks, however, permitted access to the drive
for the hasty removal of some important files. In other words,
OS/2 is seemingly blind to the very problem that hangs up the
other operating systems. Now we know what to do with those OS/2
- Our Web site (
http://www.winmag.com) runs-now here's a surprise-on
top of Windows NT 3.51 Server. When we recently upgraded our Web
ware to the latest version, we hit some bugs. Microsoft's tech
support people said the problem could be Service Pack 4-apparently
a very troubled set of "fixes." Since service packs
and Windows NT currently lack uninstaller features, the irate
.DLLs had to be removed and/or replaced by hand to undo the Service
Pack 4 "upgrade." Here's a word to the wise: If your
server is up to Service Pack 3 and it ain't broke, don't fix it!
- If your PC has a BusLogic FlashPoint SCSI controller and you're
planning to install Windows NT 4.0 Beta 2, read on to avoid singing
the blues. Although the readme file doesn't mention it, NT 4.0
can't work with the 3.5x BusLogic drivers. Before running the
beta setup, you must copy the 4.0 drivers from DRVLIB\STORAGE\BUSLOGIC\FLASHPNT
on the beta CD to a floppy. When Setup asks if you have other
mass-storage devices, press "S" and insert the floppy.
This oversight in the readme should be rectified by release time.
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Microsoft, in particular, generates a lot. Naturally there's WinNews,
for all things Windows. To get it, send the message "SUBSCRIBE
WINNEWS" to Admin@WinNews.Microsoft.com without a subject
There's also a Win NT electronic newsletter. Fill out a form at
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which goes with this article, entitled:
All Things Great and Small
Would you believe this is not a credit card but a Windows PC?
Well, kind of. The Cardio from S-MOS Systems contains an Intel
CPU (up to a 100MHz 486DX4), up to 16MB of RAM, and serial, parallel,
keyboard, mouse and video ports. As a testament to its PC compatibility,
the card will come bundled with Windows 3.x or Win95.