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Disk Serial Numbers.

Article: 7818 of alt.hackers
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Disk Serial Numbers.
Date: 15 May 95 12:02:11 GMT
Organization: Swinburne University of Technology
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Approved: Shit yeah!
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Just a quick question.. How does MS-DOS determine the serial number when
you format a disk??

My car was leaking a bit of oil out the side of one of the sideplates, so
rather that farting around to get a new gasket, i just got the trusty
'silastic gasket goo' and squirted a bit along the edge... well it works,
so i'm not complaining too loud :)

Michael Daniel	 Management Studies/Computer Science (3rd Yr)  Swinburne Uni.
  "Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines.."   Enzo
  Ferrari.		   RIP Gregg Hansford 8/4/52->5/2/95

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