Category : System Diagnostics for your computer
Archive   : TRACK0.ZIP
Filename : ST0.DOC

Output of file : ST0.DOC contained in archive : TRACK0.ZIP

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 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

  3 Responses to “Category : System Diagnostics for your computer
Archive   : TRACK0.ZIP
Filename : ST0.DOC

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: