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Background floppy disk formater.
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* Background Diskette Formatter Version 1.5 *
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* COPYRIGHT (C) 1990,1991 E35 SOFTWARE *
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* All rights reserved *
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I N T R O D U C T I O N
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BGFORMAT is a background diskette formatter. It means you can do
other task while format diskette in the background. the use of
the program is menu driven. Here is some things I want to point
out.

INSTALLATION - When the program first loaded, it will check
for what type of diskette drive connect to
the system. You can change the configuration
at this time if not correct.


ACTIVATE - BGFORMAT can only activate by holding 'ALT'
+ 'LEFT SHIFT' + 'RIGHT SHIFT' together
provided the screen is not in graphic mode
and diskette motor is not on (diskette drive
light not lit).


SELECTION - Selection is menu driven. You can select by
using the up and down arrow key to desire
selection then press carriage return. Or
just type in the first letter of desire
selection.


FORMAT - BGFORMAT can only format 360K, 1.2M for 5.25
diskette and 720K, 1.44M for 3.5 diskette.
It can format 11 diskettes at a time once
activate. At the end of each diskette, it
will display 'CHANGE' at the right hand
corner (if not in graphic mode) and sound a
beep to alert you to change diskette.
BGFORMAT will try in 15 seconds interval to
check for diskette change. Once it sense
change, it will continue format until it
reach the total format count. By then, it
will display 'FINISH' at the right hand
corner and sound a beep.


All display during format like 'CHANGE',
'FINISH', 'ERROR!', or 'TRACK NUMBER' will
not display if screen is in graphic mode.


During format, all diskette drive activity
will be suspended until format is finish. Any
command issue to diskette drive will result
with disk not ready.


*IMPORTANT* - Programs which directly access the diskette
drive without using BIOS 13H will cause
UNPREDICTABLE RESULT WHEN RUNNING
SIMULTANEOUSLY with BGFORMAT. Avoid access to
diskette drive when BGFORMAT is running.
Access to hard disk should post no problem
because it use different DMA channel.


ERROR - When a error occur during BGFORMAT. It will
display 'ERROR!' on right hand corner (if not
in graphic mode) and sound TWO beep. You have
to activate BGFORMAT to see what kind of
error and decide to RETRY or ABORT.


ABORT - By holding 'ALT' + 'LEFT SHIFT' + 'RIGHT
SHIFT' during format will cause format to
abort.


REPORT - BGFORMAT will create a report contain serial
number, number of bad cluster and total size
of diskettes when format is finish.


RELEASE - Can release from memory if extra memory is
needed. Unless any one of these interrupt
vector address been changed. INT 8H (Timer
Interrupt), INT 9H (Keyboard Interrupt), INT
EH or INT 13H (Diskette Interrupt).


R E G I S T R A T I O N
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Registering for background diskette formatter is simple. Just
activate BGFORMAT, select print registration. It will print a
registration form. Just fill in the require information. Send it
with requested amount. You will receive the latest version of the
program without the portion for print registration (about 2K
bytes less). Your name will be put in a mailing list for any
future product and upgrade.




W A R R A N T Y
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BGFORMAT is provided AS IS without any warranty, expressed or
implied. In no event shall E35 SOFTWARE be liable for any
damages whatsoever arising out of the use of this program. If you
have a problem with BGFORMAT, please feel free to write to us.




L I C E N S E
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You are free to use, copy, and distribute the PUBLICLY AVAILABLE
version of BGFORMAT to others so long as:

1) No fee is charged for its use.

2) If a fee is charged, it must be for cover the cost for
copying or distribution only.

3) It has not been modified in ANY way EXCEPT for COMPRESSION.


No part of the REGISTERED version of BGFORMAT may be reproduced
or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or
mechanical, for any purpose other than the purchaser's personal
use, without the express written permission of E35 SOFTWARE.


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