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  1. If your drive is working as you read this' date=' back it up if you haven't already, then come back to this post later. I'm backing up now. I've already put it in. I suspected the power connector, too. I hate these Molex plugs. This one, however seems fine. No, the drive is mouned with adequate clearance on either side. There's plenty of airflow and the case was open, to boot. The drive never gets hot. It's been running now for about 40 minutes with no trouble. Wacky, eh? Piyono
  2. Now I'm thoroughly confused: I did some drive swapping and put the suspect drive on IDE 0 along with the boot drive. Worked fine. I then put the drive back on IDE 1 and it still works. In fact, I'm typing this now after that same successful boot. No BIOS problems. No strange noises. No mystery death at POST. Something MUST be awry, and it could be any one of three components: Drive, Controller or Cable. I don't think it's a mechanical failure because I'm sitting here lightly manipulating the drive (which is hanging out of the case by its power and ATA cables) and everything is still fine. The ATA cable - which I have "rounded" by hand by making 5-wire bundles - I've inspected thoroughly and there are no exposed conductors or signs of abuse of any kind. I'm bending and twisting it with the computer powered on to no ill effect. Any suggestions? Piyono
  3. I just got off the phone with a 24-hour data recovery lab's night-guy. The lab they use is CPL. They're quite close to one of my suppliers and I can take the drive there myself personally. Damn thing's gonna cost me at least CAN$200 to fix. They claim and 85% recovery rate. I'm going to play my last card, here, and put the drive on another IDE channel in hopes that I've got a bad controller on this mobo. Piyono
  4. Please read again: The hard-drive does not work I'm dying to make some backups right now! Piyono
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    HTML editors advice, pls

    I use Dreamweaver, myself, but I only started using it well after I had done several pages longhand, and I can't imagine how I'd be creating sites now if I didn't know HTML. The last site I did was probably split 75/25 in favour of Dreamweaver. Mind you I probably could have done the whole thing without typing any code, but certainly not without a solid grounding in HTML, and definately not as fast -- some types of edits can be performed far faster longhand than through a GUI. Even if it's just a repetitive copy and paste deal you have to know where to drop the code. Thankfully, HTML is really very simple -- this coming from a guy who shudders at the prospect of having learning any programming language. Go the long route. It pays off in spades. Piyono
  6. To type uncommon characters in ASCI you can hold down ALT and enter a 4-digit character code on the keypad. Just like this: ø • · ® © § Is there an equvalent set of keyboard commands for Unicode? Piyono
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    The "Wailing Wall" (Western Wall) at SR

    Yes. I'm wondering the same thing... Adriel witicisms usually hit their mark, but this one's got me scratching my head... Piyono
  8. Anyone ever try building their own power supply? Piyono
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    Forum Bug Reports

    The single most irritating bug is probably the incredible churning sensation in my abdomen. As soon as I read the headline on the home page I felt my body temperature drop like that (my second reaction was to check the calendar. Is it April 1st already?) I feel as though I've just written zeros to a good chunk of my own memories; a dangerous thing when you consider that we're hardly anything more than a collection of our memories. Of course, MY memory haven't been wiped out - SR of old is still a smattering of bio/electrochemical reactions somewhere inside my cranium - but our collective memory has been flushed, which, I think, is equally troubling, in a way. Makes one realize just how volatile a medium this really is. Oh well. Here we go again. Piyono