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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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    Dear Guest Visitor → Once you register and log-in please checkout the “Tips & Tricks” page for some very handy tips!

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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.

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Hey Steve,

Made it here. Very easy using SQRL authentication and the simple registration process.

As a long time member of GRC NG's, first as a reader only, and then as an occasional poster, I have learned much, including the knowledge there is always much more to learn. And I have managed to contribute something worthwhile on occasion, along with an occasional dumb post.

I would be interested in being a moderator, although I'm not sure how qualified I may be, as a means of continuing to contribute.

Dan (DanR)
 
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Logged in by creating an account the 'old school' way, then tried the forgot password option which works fine too (y)
 
Just created an account using SQRL, that was really easy! I'll probably remain active in the newsgroups, but wanted to have the possibility to also post here.
 
Logged in the old fashioned way as well. Audio captcha was no fun as usual, except to confuse the Google voice recognition.
 
Hmmmmm... I don't know what's up with SQRL over in the SQRL forums. It's still working for me, and Paul Holder indicates that it's working from him. I'm a bit overwhelmed by the setup of these forums, but I'll see what I can determine. Thanks for the reports!
 
Hmmmmm... I don't know what's up with SQRL over in the SQRL forums. It's still working for me, and Paul Holder indicates that it's working from him. I'm a bit overwhelmed by the setup of these forums, but I'll see what I can determine. Thanks for the reports!
@Steve,

I had a thought - I know always dangerous...

But it did provide the answer to my SQRL login issue on the SQRL Forum.

I have the GRC SQRL client and the SQRL Chromium V0.0.55 installed on my system. If I use the installed GRC Client, it has a different password to that stored in the MS Edge Chromium Client. and that is what is causing the issue and protocol error. So, I don't know if there is a better error message that can be used as "Protocol Error" does not really impart the real reason for the login failing.
 
Steve Congrats for the forums. God speed to you. Right now for the next 45 days I am kinda locked up in my day work project not having much time to contribute to Spinrite Beta program although I am reading every one of the posts in the Newsgroups. I am just helpless on that. However if I have even the slightest time - (I am working now 14 hrs a day)- I will be back to work for you.
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Regards,
Surya@Vizag@India