Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : BT105.ZIP
Filename : BT.DOC

Output of file : BT.DOC contained in archive : BT105.ZIP
BT.Doc - BootThru - Version 1.05
Feb 9, 1987

Modify a floppy disk's boot sector so that the boot process will
"fall through" to the hard-disk, a real plus for data disks, or
Sysops who run backup events. No longer will you have to make sure
the drive door is open.

BT [x:]

The x: parameter supplies the drive letter, A: or B:. If no drive
letter is supplied, A: is used.

It is not advisable to run BootThru on Copy Protected program disks.
BootThru creates it's own boot sector, so whatever copy protection
schemes existed in the boot sector will be lost.

Update History
- Version 1.05, February 09, 1987.
An incompatability problem with IBM machines has crept in between
beta version 1.03 and the released version 1.04 (versions 1.00 thru
1.02 were test versions only). In developing BootThru, it never
occured to me that my Clone couldn't perform the same hardware checks
that my IBM AT could (ie: my IBM AT has ROM BASIC and my XT Clone
obviously doesn't), therein lies the problem or solution as the case
may be. At any rate, the problem is fixed.


May be copied and distributed in its original form only. For
private, personal use. Not for sale or hire. Use this program
at your own risk. No warranty is given and no liability is

Special Thanks

To Vern Buerg, for releasing some of his source code to the public
domain, and to Jack Kilday who challenged me to write this program
in the first place, and for pointing out a minor flaw in the initial
program version - which I had very crudely worked around. Without
their assistance (whether they knew it or not), you would not be
reading this.

Questions, comments & critisism may be addressed to me at any one of
the following BBS's:

- Jack Kilday's Northern Lights (207) 766-2467
- Dennis Quinn's Automation Resources (313) 398-0824
- Bob Blacher's Computer Connection (202) 547-2008
- Paul Kopit's Software Society (201) 729-7410
- Mark Rapp MicroSellar (201) 239-1346

Bill Gibson
February 1987

  3 Responses to “Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : BT105.ZIP
Filename : BT.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: