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Re: [vox-tech] extended ascii characters



There are two smiley faces in the DOS ASCII character set.  One is
white-on-black, and the other is black-on-white.  I don't remember which
is which, but their ASCII codes are 0, 1, and/or 2.  So that's ALT-0,
ALT-1, or ALT-2.  Try one of those.

Whether that works or not depends on FDISK.  If that doesn't work, you
have two alternatives:

   1. Use Linux to re-partition it. ('cuz Linux doesn't ask you
      for the label before formatting.)

   2. Re-label the partition before running FDISK.  You can label
      the hard drive with one of the following commands:

         A:\>label c:

      or

         A:\>format c: /u

      The latter formats as well as relabels.

Hope that helps.

-Mark (who obviously worked with WAY too much DOS...)


On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Jimbo wrote:

> Greetings:
> A few years ago my wife caught a malicious virus that not only wiped out
> the hard drive but also labeled it with a blinking smiley face.  I
> couldn't reformat it since I couldn't duplicate the name of the hard
> drive. I find that this is an extended ASCII character but unable to
> duplicate it via dos.  I find web pages of reference to this character
> but none tell me how to create it.
>
> I think that I might be able to recreate this smiley face by a
> combination of [alt] and [1-9] keys in either 2 or 10 key strokes.
> Randomly pecking at the keyboard for 5 minutes got me nowhere.
>
> Does anybody have a clue as to what I am talking about?

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