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Re: CNC Conversion: What NOT to do!

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  • moparado
    FWIW, i ll strongly second that! Ken
    Message 1 of 12 , Jun 8, 2006
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      FWIW, i'll strongly second that!
      Ken

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      cc49@... wrote:
      >Barry,
      >Don't go back to Windows98, it is way too unstable for a machine
      >control application. If you must drop back go to Windows 2000 Pro or
      >even Windows NT both are orders of magnitude more stable than 98.
    • Barry Young
      OK, Thanks Cliff. I will just bite the bullet and pay Bill Gates again. Barry Young cameramaker.com ...
      Message 2 of 12 , Jun 8, 2006
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        OK, Thanks Cliff.

        I will just bite the bullet and pay Bill Gates again.

        Barry Young
        cameramaker.com


        --- cc49@... wrote:

        > Barry,
        >
        > Don't go back to Windows98, it is way too unstable
        > for a machine control application. If you must drop
        > back go to Windows 2000 Pro or even Windows NT both
        > are orders of magnitude more stable than 98.
        >
        > I work in the process control industry and believe
        > me you don't want to ge back to 98. I know the
        > learning curve on XP or 2000 or NT can be steep but
        > it is well worth it.
        >
        > Regards,
        > Cliff
        >
        > ----- Original Message -----
        > From: Barry Young <barryjyoung@...>
        > Date: Thursday, June 8, 2006 6:10 am
        > Subject: Re: [GrizHFMinimill] Re: CNC Conversion:
        > What NOT to do!
        >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > I considered using a second parallel port in a PCI
        > > slot, but if it didn't work I would be out time,
        > which
        > > is a super premium commodity when you work a 14
        > hour
        > > shift each day. I can swap motherboards in about
        > half
        > > an hour so I went thataway. Mindows XP threw me a
        > > curve. I think I will wipe the disk on that
        > machine
        > > and install 98.
        > >
        > > Thanks for the suggestion.
        > >
        > > Barry Young
        > > cameramaker.com
        > >
        > >
        > > --- moparado <kenwm2@...> wrote:
        > >
        > > > Ray Livingston wrote:
        > > > "I'm currently unemployed, and spending my days
        > out
        > > > in the shop,
        > > > which is great fun!"
        > > > ----------------------
        > > > Hey Ray,
        > > > ain't retirement (err unenployment)fun! Got
        > layed
        > > > off 4 years ago and
        > > > found out quickly no ones' gonna hire a 55 year
        > old
        > > > fart in my field,
        > > > especially when foreigners will work for 1/3 and
        > > > take a whole lot of
        > > > BS - management types love em. Declared myself
        > > > retired and never looked
        > > > back.
        > > >
        > > > Barry,
        > > > a wise old man i once worked with told me
        > 'anything
        > > > is easy if you know
        > > > how to do it'. Frying a PC in this day&age and
        > > > attempting to replace or
        > > > fix it is usually not a trivial thing...in fact
        > its
        > > > a royal PITA, been
        > > > there done that!...more times than i care to
        > > > remember in fact.
        > > >
        > > > Assuming its an onboard parallel port on the
        > MOBO
        > > > that fried. If the PC
        > > > still boots up, maybe disabling the port in the
        > BIOS
        > > > and using an after
        > > > market PCI (or ISA) parallel port adapter card
        > > > mighta worked. Just a
        > > > thought.
        > > > Ken
        > > >
        > > >
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        > > >
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