Jan 042018
 
Protect your track 0 from accidental deletion. This program will save your HD's track 0 to a floppy, and allow it to me restored at a later time. Includes full C source code.
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Category System Diagnostics
Protect your track 0 from accidental deletion. This program will save your HD’s track 0 to a floppy, and allow it to me restored at a later time. Includes full C source code.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
RT0.C 1662 792 deflated
RT0.EXE 6694 4373 deflated
ST0.C 1663 790 deflated
ST0.DOC 1103 602 deflated
ST0.EXE 6696 4357 deflated

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Contents of the ST0.DOC file


ST0.EXE

ST0 is a program which Saves Track 0 of your hard disk for later restoral.
This is intended as a post-mortem recourse against the so-called "Columbus Day
virus" which activates on 10/12/89 and writes to the partition table on the
hard disk.

To run ST0: Prepare a BOOTABLE floppy in drive A: and run the ST0 program.
If all goes well, there should be a file on your floppy called TRACK.000.
This file is the binary image of cylinder zero of hard drive zero. Save this
diskette and in case of damage to this area, you can later restore it using
the complementary function RT0.EXE.

RT0.EXE

RT0 is a program which takes a file called A:TRACK.000 and writes it to your
hard disk, starting at the absolute first sector of the drive. You must
assure that the TRACK.000 file is authentic, as checks are done by RT0.

Program author: Dave Bushong, KZ1O [70441,2456]
7 Fremont Street
Concord, NH 03301

This rev: 1.0

This program and the accompanying source code are placed into the public
domain. D. Bushong 9/12/89




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