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AugustusCaesar

1660 posts


All I can say to that one Atom is "YAAAYYYY"..... haway the lads. Cool

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1660 posts


What really angers me about banks pulling plugs and investors running away with what little they can gleen from the company before it ceases trading is that a small loss of around £10million is seen as disastrous and yet football clubs are in debt to the tune of hundreds of millions and they still trade!

This is not just true of football clubs (of one I am a huge fan - and this club is NOT in debt) it also holds true for many businesses. I often wonder who's hands are being held and by whom when these companies stay open as 'viable' businesses.

And of course when government then loans money only for that company to fail a short time afterwards and creditors who need the money don't get it because 'other, more important' investors get their money back first is also rotten to the core.

Still, Hornby is a well liked brand and it should go for a while yet... and would probably find a buyer who may, long term, get it back up and running properly. Trouble here though is too many investors with wants or needs that strip assets from the business when they get bored thus losing money for the company overall and, again, this goes for a lot of busineses.

I run my own one man show and would never, ever open it up to shareholders or other investors... no matter what. My business is MY business and I wouldn't like to be kicked out of my own company by a few greedy shareholders who see pound signs before happy customers. So I stay solo and will continue to do so.

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1660 posts


@Fishy

 

You need a VPN or a Smart DNS Proxy to view these from Aus, or anywhere that is georestricted or geoblocked... same thing effectively.

While those two protocols and their use are not restricted in any way, shape or form, the material you can access may be... so be careful out there.

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1660 posts


Well noted RAF...

 

In addition to that though is this little item if a file is missing and one is unable to obtain this info in Win 8 or 8.1:

 

"In Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, if the setupact.log file is missing in the Panther folder, you can check the Boot Environment using the following steps:

  1. Press Win + R > type msinfo32 and press Enter.

  2. Look for the BIOS Mode entry.

  3. If the value listed is Legacy, then the Boot Environment is BIOS, otherwise the respective Boot Environment will be listed"

 

Quite the techie stuff here but one or two will be interested to note this little lot no doubt.

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1660 posts


Just to let everyone know who may have been curious about this particular problem... it has now been solved.

 

Following a couple of emails back and forth David changed some settings as guided by myself and everything is working...

 

In his own words (and I am sure he won't mind me dropping this in)...

"After digesting your advice I changed the settings for the Ethernet connection even though the Ethernet is disconnected and now Railmaster works. I wish I knew why."

This has been explained so no worries there. I have also offered further help if the situation arises again or similar.

 

So we have another happy railway modeller running trains again... Cool

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1660 posts


@churchnilled

 

From the picture I thought there was a subset of options under the USB legacy area on your board and that may have been where any problem could have been sorted. Obviously that board only has an on-off capability with legacy USB as an option.

As there aren't any subsets and all is working fine that's great. I wasn't entirely sure when the screenshot was taken so assumed it was before you solved the issue. That's probably where any misunderstanding may have been apparent.

Anyway, it doesn't really matter now if all is working as said.

 

Re your words expressing my own and Chris's explanations of how things work I do appreciate that of course as I am sure Chris will too. We are here to help of course.

 

The piece I wrote re UEFI and BIOS could help others anyway so all is not lost re that work. It's amazing how many folk love this stuff while, at the same time, it bamboozles others. Everyone has their level of knowledge and an idea of what they want to learn and what they don't so the trick, as you will be aware anyway, is knowing what to write and what not to.

 

Glad it is all working now so enjoy. Cool

 

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1660 posts


I'm right here Fishy. Been in and out of the forum while busy so contributed but not in a big way and missed the change to talk about UEFI and BIOS on this thread.

 

Anyway... not everyone will know what this is all about so here's a brief run down (well, fairly brief):

 

There are huge differences between BIOS and UEFI and these can be found listed all over the net.

The main difference is speed between switching on a system and having Windows ready very quickly. It was introduced with Windows 7 and works exceptionally well with newer boards and Windows 10.

While BIOS enabled booting systems and installing O/S's easy it was obvious that it was getting too slow and sluggish for the latest O/S's... thus UEFI and faster boots and installations of heavy duty Windows versions.

Security also plays a part in the latest UEFI partitions and can act as a further defence on hackers attempting to get into your systems easily.

Legacy USB settings should always be enabled on these systems so backward compatibility can be utilised at all times by the O/S. Some motherboards do have issues and I am afraid Asrock aren't the best in my own humble opinion. They're a cheaper board, with all due respect, with many useful features but for the more tech minded they don't have the flexibility of other boards, like ASUS for example, in terms of settings that can be changed to suit the user.

Having said that one shouldn't be experiencing USB trouble unless the settings are not correct in UEFI anyway. It also should be noted that when installing Windows 10 using UEFI it is best at all times to have legacy USB enabled BEFORE installing. Changing this after the fact sometimes doesn't work as it should. Maybe this is where your problem lies.

I can't see your settings on the board so can't go too deeply with what you should set or not. If you know the board model number I can check the settings via its own manual and can maybe help from there.

 

One other to keep in mind here is that UEFI can occasionally have issues with USB 2 or 2.1 hardware being plugged into USB 3 ports. They are not picked up most times so is this what you are experiencing? This could be down to a couple of things... one which I outline below:

 

I have said this before and will repeat myself here. USB devices can be wired in the correct manner but the cable used to connect them to a different form (i.e. motherboard on a laptop/PC) can be wired in more ways than one.

Some of the 'pins' are not used in some cables and this causes problems where they are required in different hardware scenarios. These cables are usually the cheaper ones from the far east. However, they are seen in packages where they supplied with the hardware. Some also have the 'pins' wired incorrectly. I've had a few of these when asking clients to drop them off for testing and then splitting them open (with client consent of course).

 

From the picture above from the Asrock board I can only see that legacy USB is set to enabled. If the OP can supply an opened up shot of that setting to show what has been set inside (i.e. USB 2.1) that may help a little with a diagnosis.

A bit of research around the net will confirm what I say but in individual cases things can't be explained easily as setups amongst each PC or laptop are different.

 

Let us know what you have and we can maybe go further.

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This gives make and type of motherboard, processor, memory and more and is absolutely free and contains no software you don't want.

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1660 posts


InterC has some reasonable videos but over 15 minutes to open a box is a bit much. Nor should one ever talk of personal circumstances as to why they were away for over a year on video. Why? It doesn't matter. Simples.

 

I agree with Chris that Everard Junction has much better content and all by far. IC with all due respect rambles on too much. Then again some folk like that so I will say no more.

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1660 posts


They could quite easily win it. However, it's not like they're a country like Germany with so much experience of winning tournaments are they?

Personally I would love to see them win it being a born and bred Englishman and Geordie. I hate the money they earn (supposedly 'earn') and I hate the money bags greedy owners who buy clubs for vanity, profit and more... but it is the beautiful game no matter what 22 prima donnas chase bags of wind around the pitch.

 

It is about pride in your country, pride in your own self belief and the belief that this team COULD win it.

The odds are not high but they have a youthful squad and who knows... especially after Brazil, Germany, ortugal, Spain and Argentina have ALL failed to win their first match.

We won tonight but only just. Germany, World Champions, couldn't even beat Mexico or even score.

 

So, yes we could... but I didn't say we will. Germany are still top dogs but anything can happen.

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1660 posts


Just picked up on this one a little earlier and a few days after the fact but here goes.

 

Sometimes when posts to a forum are not accepted it can be down to two or three things generally...

 

One is the header code passed from a browser to the interpreter at the other end (from your browser to the host site servers) and if there is any part of that header that is deemed suspect or broken then the post or whatever is rejected.

A bug in the forum software can also be present but is unusual to show up on one person's input only so isn't hugely likely.

The code that has a hyperlink attached which is not generated by the forum software could be suspicious to the definition files/code/interpreter on the server and could be rejected.

The last one is not that common an occurrence and usually doesn't keep showing up even for the same person over time.

The posting could be down to pure bad luck also but, again, wouldn't keep occurring.

Dependant upon the browser used there may be some spurious code attached to the header, as above, where that code is not recognised therefore is rejected as the code contains information about the full post, links contained within, images, if any, and all kinds of information.

 

To get a better picture of what may be causing this one would need to detail browser used, the hyperlink attached and the specific detail of exactly how that was done. Also, to contrast, using the same browser or not explain how an acceptance of the link was made by the forum... in other words what you used, how you made that link and how it was copied, pasted or typed inline.

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

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