Dec 072017
Save/read AT setup data in/from file.
File CMOSSAVE.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
Category Assembly Language
Save/read AT setup data in/from file.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
AUTOEXEC.BAT 33 30 deflated
CMOSGET.ASM 1476 533 deflated
CMOSGET.COM 24 24 stored
CMOSPUT.ASM 3916 1085 deflated
CMOSPUT.COM 101 101 stored
READCMOS.DOC 1204 578 deflated
TPCREAD.ME 199 165 deflated

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Contents of the READCMOS.DOC file

The two Assembly Language source programs and their
respective assembled COM files are derived from PC-Magazine,
Volume 6, Number 11, June 9, 1987. Their purpose is to save
CMOS memory storage of PC-AT's setup information into a file
so that when the battery has to be changed, it can be
reloaded without having to use the setup program.
CMOSGET.COM will write the data from CMOS memory to a file
using DOS redirection thusly:


The target diskette in dirve A: should be a boot diskette
with an AUTOEXEC.BAT file that looks like this:


This diskette should be booted after the AT battery is
replaced. Ignore error messages, and reset DOS time and date
when prompted. The file CMOSPUT.COM, which must be on the
diskette, will reload the setup information previously stored
in the CMOS memory and will reset the CMOS clock to the DOS
clock setting just loaded.

J. L. Wargula 05-17-87 21:22

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