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 PostPost subject: A funny story that will make you chuckle ..        Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:41 pm 
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Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:04 pm


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Well, I've had this old IBM ThinkPad 380-series recovery CD for quite a while. It has a bioslock protection that is in the form of a DOS device= driver (RECOVERY.SYS) that'll reboot if bioslock fails, and the main recovery program will not start unless the driver is loaded.

On the disk itself there are several .IMZ files, varied in size, that aren't the same IMZs that winimage will open (winimage crashes upon attempted open).

So I decide to look into it after i install win95 OSR2.5 on the thinkpad using the recovery cd .. I open the main recovery .EXE in a hex editor.

And what do i find ? An ascii string that is: PKUNZIP <blabla> .IMZ <blabla> C: .
(pkunzip.exe being in the boot floppy-image)

So I open one of these .IMZs in a hex editor .. and what do i find .. PK, a zip header.

So I open one in winrar, it loads as zipfile with part of a filesystem in it.

I suppose the moral of this story is, do not fail to look at a possibility because something looks obvious !

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