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  • SpinRite v6.1 Release #3
    Guest:
    The 3rd release of SpinRite v6.1 is published and may be obtained by all SpinRite v6.0 owners at the SpinRite v6.1 Pre-Release page. (SpinRite will shortly be officially updated to v6.1 so this page will be renamed.) The primary new feature, and the reason for this release, was the discovery of memory problems in some systems that were affecting SpinRite's operation. So SpinRite now incorporates a built-in test of the system's memory. For the full story, please see this page in the "Pre-Release Announcements & Feedback" forum.
    /Steve.
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  • BootAble – FreeDOS boot testing freeware

    To obtain direct, low-level access to a system's mass storage drives, SpinRite runs under a GRC-customized version of FreeDOS which has been modified to add compatibility with all file systems. In order to run SpinRite it must first be possible to boot FreeDOS.

    GRC's “BootAble” freeware allows anyone to easily create BIOS-bootable media in order to workout and confirm the details of getting a machine to boot FreeDOS through a BIOS. Once the means of doing that has been determined, the media created by SpinRite can be booted and run in the same way.

    The participants here, who have taken the time to share their knowledge and experience, their successes and some frustrations with booting their computers into FreeDOS, have created a valuable knowledgebase which will benefit everyone who follows.

    You may click on the image to the right to obtain your own copy of BootAble. Then use the knowledge and experience documented here to boot your computer(s) into FreeDOS. And please do not hesitate to ask questions – nowhere else can better answers be found.

    (You may permanently close this reminder with the 'X' in the upper right.)

  • [B], [I], [U], [S] - Bold, italics, underline, and strike-through

    Makes the wrapped text bold, italic, underlined, or struck-through.
    Example:
    This is [B]bold[/B] text.
    This is [I]italic[/I] text.
    This is [U]underlined[/U] text.
    This is [S]struck-through[/S] text.
    Output:
    This is bold text.
    This is italic text.
    This is underlined text.
    This is struck-through text.
  • [COLOR=color], [FONT=name], [SIZE=size] - Text Color, Font, and Size

    Changes the color, font, or size of the wrapped text.
    Example:
    This is [COLOR=red]red[/COLOR] and [COLOR=#0000cc]blue[/COLOR] text.
    This is [FONT=Courier New]Courier New[/FONT] text.
    This is [SIZE=1]small[/SIZE] and [SIZE=7]big[/SIZE] text.
    Output:
    This is red and blue text.
    This is Courier New text.
    This is small and big text.
  • [URL], [EMAIL] - Linking

    Creates a link using the wrapped text as the target.
    Example:
    [URL]https://www.example.com[/URL]
    [EMAIL]example@example.com[/EMAIL]
    Output:
  • [URL=link], [EMAIL=address] - Linking (Advanced)

    Links the wrapped text to the specified web page or email address.
    Example:
    [URL=https://www.example.com]Go to example.com[/URL]
    [EMAIL=example@example.com]Email me[/EMAIL]
    Output:
  • [USER=ID] - Profile Linking

    Links to a user's profile. This is generally inserted automatically when mentioning a user.
    Example:
    [USER=1]Username[/USER]
    Output:
  • [IMG] - Image

    Display an image, using the wrapped text as the URL.
    Example:
    [IMG]https://forums.grc.com/[/IMG]
    Output:
  • [MEDIA=site] - Embedded Media

    Embeds media from approved sites into your message. It is recommended that you use the media button in the editor tool bar.
    Approved sites: Apple Music, Dailymotion, Facebook, Flickr, Giphy, Imgur, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, SoundCloud, Spotify, TikTok, Tumblr, Twitch, X, Vimeo, YouTube
    Example:
    [MEDIA=youtube]kQ0Eo1UccEE[/MEDIA]
    Output:
    An embedded YouTube player would appear here.
  • [LIST] - Lists

    Displays a bulleted or numbered list.
    Example:
    [LIST]
    [*]Bullet 1
    [*]Bullet 2
    [/LIST]
    [LIST=1]
    [*]Entry 1
    [*]Entry 2
    [/LIST]
    Output:
    • Bullet 1
    • Bullet 2
    1. Entry 1
    2. Entry 2
  • [LEFT], [CENTER], [RIGHT] - Text alignment

    Changes the alignment of the wrapped text.
    Example:
    [LEFT]Left-aligned[/LEFT]
    [CENTER]Center-aligned[/CENTER]
    [RIGHT]Right-aligned[/RIGHT]
    Output:
    Left-aligned​
    Center-aligned​
    Right-aligned​
  • [QUOTE] - Quoted text

    Displays text that has been quoted from another source. You may also attribute the name of the source.
    Example:
    [QUOTE]Quoted text[/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=A person]Something they said[/QUOTE]
    Output:
    Quoted text
    A person said:
    Something they said
  • [SPOILER] - Text containing spoilers

    Hides text that may contain spoilers so that it must be clicked by the viewer to be seen.
    Example:
    [SPOILER]Simple spoiler[/SPOILER]
    [SPOILER=Spoiler Title]Spoiler with a title[/SPOILER]
    Output:
    Simple spoiler
    Spoiler with a title
  • [ISPOILER] - Inline text containing spoilers

    Allows you to display text inline among normal content which hides text that may contain spoilers and must be clicked by the viewer to be seen.
    Example:
    You have to click the following [ISPOILER]word[/ISPOILER] to see the content.
    Output:
    You have to click the following word to see the content.
  • [CODE] - Programming code display

    Displays text in one of several programming languages, highlighting the syntax where possible.
    Example:
    General code:
    [CODE]General
    code[/CODE]

    Rich code:
    [CODE=rich][COLOR=red]Rich[/COLOR]
    code[/CODE]

    PHP code:
    [CODE=php]echo $hello . ' world';[/CODE]

    JS code:
    [CODE=javascript]var hello = 'world';[/CODE]
    Output:
    General code:
    Code:
    General
    code

    Rich code:
    Rich (BB code):
    Rich
    code

    PHP code:
    PHP:
    echo $hello . ' world';

    JS code:
    JavaScript:
    var hello = 'world';
  • [ICODE] - Inline programming code display

    Allows you to display code inline among normal post content. Syntax will not be highlighted.
    Example:
    Inline code sections [ICODE]are a convenient way[/ICODE] of displaying code inline.

    Rich formatting within inline code sections [ICODE=rich]is [COLOR=red]also[/COLOR] [U]supported[/U][/ICODE].
    Output:
    Inline code sections are a convenient way of displaying code inline.

    Rich formatting within inline code sections is also supported.
  • [INDENT] - Text indent

    Indents the wrapped text. This can be nested for larger indentings.
    Example:
    Regular text
    [INDENT]Indented text[/INDENT]
    [INDENT=2]More indented[/INDENT]
    Output:
    Regular text
    Indented text​
    More indented​
  • [TABLE] - Tables

    Special markup to display tables in your content.
    Example:
    [TABLE]
    [TR]
    [TH]Header 1[/TH]
    [TH]Header 2[/TH]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Content 1[/TD]
    [TD]Content 2[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    Output:
    Header 1Header 2
    Content 1Content 2
  • [HEADING=level] - Headings levels 1 to 3

    Marks text as a structured heading to facilitate machine readability.
    Example:
    [HEADING=1]Major heading[/HEADING]
    This text comes under a major heading, used to separate the primary sections of an article.

    [HEADING=2]Minor heading[/HEADING]
    When you need to subdivide the primary sections of an article, use a level 2 minor heading.

    [HEADING=3]Subheading[/HEADING]
    If you require additional subdivision, you may drop to level 3.
    Output:

    Major heading​

    This text comes under a major heading, used to separate the primary sections of an article.

    Minor heading​

    When you need to subdivide the primary sections of an article, use a level 2 minor heading.

    Subheading​

    If you require additional subdivision, you may drop to level 3.
  • [PLAIN] - Plain text

    Disables BB code translation on the wrapped text.
    Example:
    [PLAIN]This is not [B]bold[/B] text.[/PLAIN]
    Output:
    This is not [B]bold[/B] text.
  • [ATTACH] - Attachment insertion

    Inserts an attachment at the specified point. If the attachment is an image, a thumbnail or full size version will be inserted. This will generally be inserted by clicking the appropriate button.
    Example:
    Thumbnail: [ATTACH]123[/ATTACH]
    Full size: [ATTACH=full]123[/ATTACH]
    Output:
    The contents of the attachments would appear here.
  • [HTML] - Parse HTML

    Parse raw HTML. Only usable by those with permissions.
    Example:
    [html]Test[/html]
    Output:
    This user does not have permission to use the HTML BB code.