Contents of the DISKPAC1.DOC file
A package which contains the unregistered versions of
Diskpack and dRestore has been released as "freeware".
This gives users on opportunity to thoroughly test Diskpack
before purchasing it and helps us market our software.
The unregistered versions of Diskpack and dRestore are
equivalent to the registered versions except that dRestore
can only compare the files on your backup disks with the
files on your hard disk- not restore them. You can use
Diskpack to make regular backups of your hard disk and,
since dRestore compares it with your backup disks, you can
be certain your backup copy is accurate. If you need to
restore files from your backup disks, please contact us and
we'll get a registered version to you as quickly as you
Your help in distributing the unregistered versions of
Diskpack and dRestore is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
ADVANTAGES OF DISKPACK
* Diskpack is much faster than the DOS Backup command.
On an IBM AT, Diskpack backs up 10 Megabytes of data
in about 4 minutes.
* Diskpack compresses files up to 80%. This means you
can back up a 20 Megabyte hard disk onto 4 floppies.
Diskpack compresses files more efficiently than the
"other" backup program, and it does it faster. The
"other" program has a compression mode that runs
slower than its non-compression mode and only
compresses about 25%. Diskpack compresses files
without sacrificing speed.
* Diskpack is more reliable. It uses DOS to write files
to your backup disks. All other fast backup programs
bypass DOS and take direct control of your machine- a
practice that is generally considered risky. That's
why they don't work with all PCs or non-standard disk
drives. You can use Diskpack on all IBM and
compatible PCs and back up files to any DOS device
Backing up files: To back up all of the files on your hard
disk, follow these steps.
1. You should have some formatted disks ready to use as
2. Type verify off
3. If Diskpack is on your hard disk, make the directory
containing the Diskpack program, DISKPACK.EXE, the
4. If Diskpack is on a floppy disk, put it in drive A and
make drive A the current drive.
5. Type diskpack c:\*.* a:/s/v
Comparing files: To compare the files on your hard disk
with your backup disks, follow this procedure.
1. If Diskpack is on your hard disk, make the directory
containing the dRestore program, DRESTORE.EXE, the
2. If Diskpack is on a floppy disk, put it in drive A and
make drive A the current directory.
3. Type drestore a: c:\*.*/s/v
The registered version of Diskpack is available directly from
Biologic, 11982 Coverstone Hill Cir., Suite 1622, Manassas, VA
22110 703-368-2949. We'll send Diskpack to you the same
day we receive your order via UPS 2nd day air (next day air
$89. Please include $3 for shipping.
Complete satisfaction is guaranteed by Biologic's
unconditional money back guarantee.