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DiskPark by Simcha Lerner
Version 1.00, November 1984

This program is a utility that will locate all hard disks in the system
and move their heads to the inner-most cylinder. It will give status
messages for each drive encountered. This program uses the hard disk
ROM BIOS calls as documented in the IBM Tech Ref for the XT. This has
been tested on a Compaq Plus without any problems. It will work on PC
compatible machines and non-IBM hard disks only if they are fully
compatible at the BIOS level. All other I/O is through DOS so that you
can use this via a re-directed console.

The ability to exit back to DOS is to allow you to park the disk if you
are going to leave the machine for a while. EXITING TO DOS CAN UN-PARK
THE HARD DISK, SO DO NOT EXIT TO DOS IF YOU ARE ABOUT TO POWER OFF YOUR
MACHINE. In order to exit back to DOS, hit three carriage returns
slowly. The program flushes the buffer before each character to avoid
accidental activation.

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* IMPORTANT: *
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* This program does NOT lock the heads. If you intend to move your *
* system, run the utility that came with it for that purpose. *
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