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FYI: DEATH (and the privilege to predict it reliably) (Miscellaneous)

posted by DOS386(R), 23.07.2010, 07:45

> I don't know details of windows driver models but SMART is readed through
> stanbdard ATA commands so there shouldn't be difference if I call read
> sector or get SMART status. So if there's a way how to call ATA command it
> should be passed to drive.

Any DOS tools around to read it ???

BTW, there have been some, probably justified, complaints about FreeDOS DEFRAG in the past here and at some other places, nevertheless, the final champion impossible to beat among (faked) DEFRAG tools is of course not the FreeDOS DEFRAG, but the one of Windaube Wista. If you click Start Defragmentation, something happens: exactly nothing. What's on:

1. It's that fast that it's done in just a few ms :-)
2. There is no need to defrag :-|
3. It doesn't work :-(

Maybe one day the user takes the pain to look into the event viewer, and after 1/2 h of loading the viewer and another 1/2 h of loading the events, and several hours of studying the 1'000's of events, the truth is out:


This is a LOGITECH mouse driver, but some software expect here
the following string:*** This is Copyright 1983 Microsoft ***


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