Contents of the README.1ST file
Setting Up Your CSVS Work Disk
Thanks for buying our clone validation software. This disk contains the clone
validation program along with some additional programs that you might find
useful. The clone validation program was discussed in the May 1987 issue of
the Computer Shopper. It's a test that you can use to check the compatibility
of the ROM BIOS in an IBM PC clone.
This is the actual Computer Shopper Clone Validation Sweep (CSVS). In
order to run this program, the computer should be booted up from this
diskette and without any other device drivers or memory resident programs
in memory. The disk is not shipped with DOS on it, so you must do the
following to create a working CSVS disk. First format a blank disk and use the
option, /S, to add DOS to the disk. After that's done then copy all of the
files from your original CSVS disk to the newly formatted one. For example,
enter the following commands to do this:
FORMAT B: /S
COPY A:*.* B:
When finished you will have a CSVS work disk that you can use to boot up on a
PC clone for testing.
This program will blank your screen if you do not use your computer for
a period of more than three minutes. It should be placed on your boot-up
diskette (or on the hard disk if you have one) and included in your
AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Once loaded, the program remains memory resident.
Every time you press a key or a program sends a character to the screen
using ROM BIOS, a counter is reset. If the counter is not reset for a
period of three minutes, your screen will be blanked. In order to
restore the screen, merely depress any key on your keyboard. I suggest you
hit either the Alt key or the Shift as these keys will not send additional
characters to the screen.
Helps you to find files on a hard disk. It will search a disk
drive, beginning at the root, for any and all matches you present
to it. The DOS wildcard characters '*' and '?' are legal. For
example, 'FIND *.bat' would find all files on the default drive
ending with a 'bat' prefix. FIND is case insensitive, meaning
that '*.bat' and '.*.BAT' produce the same results.
You could also specify a different drive. For instance,
FIND C:X.BAT or FIND C:\X.BAT
will cause FIND to look for all files with the name 'X.BAT' on drive
C to be displayed.
FIND may also be run beginning under a single directory, in which case
the program will traverse all subdirectories under that one but will not
begin at the root. For example,
will locate all files in the DOS directory on the default drive as well
as all files located within any subdirectories under DOS.
FIND will also display any hidden files it finds but will indicate the
hidden status by prefixing the filname and path with an asterisk.
This program will safely park the heads on a hard disk. It
should be run whenever the disk is going to be transported. It
is also suggested that you routinely park the heads just prior to
shutting down the system.