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E Z - C O P Y

L I T E





Version 1.x

Reference Manual




Custom diskette duplication -- Fast, safe, and easy to use.

Context sensitive help and on-line manual make it easy!









EZ-Copy Lite

"Custom Diskette Duplicator -- Fast, Safe, and Easy to Use"
is published by

EZX Corporation [Telephone Number: (713) 338-2238
403 NASA Road 1 East, Suite 1777, Webster, TX 77598 U.S.A.
Published and printed in the United States of America.

Copyright 1988 EZX Corporation as a licensed, unpublished,
proprietary work. All international rights reserved.












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The printed Reference Manual and associated registered software
may not be copied, resold, reproduced, disclosed, archived,
transmitted, or transferred in any form, electronic or otherwise,
without the expressed written permission of EZX Corporation. You
may freely distribute the "Valueware" version.

EZX Corp. hereby grants a "book" license to the original
individual (even if purchased by a company) user of this copy of
EZ-Copy Lite. You may use the program on your computer and make
one backup for storage as long as there is no possibility of use
or residence on more than one machine at any time. Just like two
people cannot read the same book in different locations at the
same time. Every registered copy of EZ-Copy Lite has a unique
imbedded serial number for traceabililty. You may not sell or
give copies of the registered program or printed documentation
to anyone. No exceptions.

Pricing, specifications, and conditions are subject to change
without notice.

Send all registrations and inquires for site (multiple CPU or
network) licensing to EZX Corporation at the above address.

Disclaimer:

EZX Corporation, Inc. makes NO claims AND offers NO warranties
of any sort with EZ-Copy Lite. EZX Corporation assumes NO
responsibility for any sort of damage resulting from the apparent
or actual use of EZ-Copy Lite (mental or physical). The forms
and program provided are not guaranteed as to merchantability or
fitness for their ultimate use. The user accepts all
responsibility for use and may not resell the program or any
supplied form.

IBM PC/XT/AT are registered trademarks of the International
Business Machines Corporation.

EZ-Copy, EZ-Copy Lite, and Valueware are trademarks of EZX. Other
trademarks belong to their respective owners.


















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PREFACE

This manual is dedicated to Mae and Dave of MaeDae Enterprises
without whose never ending perseverance, EZ-Copy Lite would not
be possible.

ABOUT THIS MANUAL

You will notice that this manual is concise. This is intentional
as we have strived to make EZ-Copy Lite the easiest program of
its type to use. We have opted to provide an on-line manual and
extensive context sensitive user help. Feel free to use this
reference manual to install and get acquainted with the program.

Also, we will be using the acronynm "EZCL" interchangeably with
EZ-Copy Lite throughout this manual.

The real fun and learning begin when you use the program. So
enjoy, live long, and prosper.

With warmest regards,

The gang at EZX Corp.



































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Table of Contents
=================

Page Description
==== ============

5. What is EZ-Copy Lite?

5. Hardware Requirements

6. Installation - Introduction

6. Installation for the Valueware Diskette

7. Installation for Floppy Disk Drive Systems

8. Installation for Hard Drive Systems

10. Getting Started

11. Tutorial

12. Additional Features

12. Troubleshooting

14. Appendix A, Ordering Information





























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WHAT IS EZ-Copy Lite?
======================

EZ-Copy Lite is a powerful diskette duplicator that allows you
to:

1. Read a diskette into memory,

2. Make as many copies as you desire without re-reading the
source,

3. Map out a diskette useage,

4. Find out information about a diskette -- sides, sectors, etc,

5. And do it all without cryptic commands!


EZ-Copy Lite comes configured to work with most display adapters
and monitors. You can easily customize it to suit your needs.


HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
=====================

1. IBM PC/XT/AT, IBM PS/2, or fully compatible computer.

2. 640K RAM and DOS 3.0 or later.

3. Any monitor. EZ-Copy Lite has been written to accommodate
monochrome, color, enhanced graphics, and video graphics array
adapters. Some "autoswitch" adapters may need to be in "manual".

4. At least one 5.25" floppy disk drive. Two floppy disk drives
or one floppy and a hard disk (400K free space minimum for the
full system) are strongly recommended. EZ-Copy Lite supports
160K, 180K, 320K, and 360K format 5.25" diskettes.



















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INSTALLATION
============

Two 5.25" diskettes are normally included with EZ-Copy Lite.
Also, some copies sold thru various distributors may vary in disk
quantity and make up, but all the files will be there.

The diskette with the bright green label contains a Valueware
version of EZ-Copy Lite that has copying restrictions, but all
other features are enabled. The purpose of this diskette is to
check your entire system for proper operation before you break
the seal on the full system diskettes. (a.k.a. Diskette #0)

Diskette #1 (the main disk) contains the actual program, the
context sensitive help, the on-line manual and additional support
files. Diskette 1 is sealed.


INSTALLATION FOR the Valueware DISKETTE
=======================================

1. Make sure the Disk Operating System (DOS) has been loaded into
your system and you are at A>> (system prompt). If you are
confused, consult your computer manual or your local PC "guru"
first as we can only help you with EZCL. If you need help with
DOS, try a local community college, adult continuing education
course at a local high school, or a "Puter-Tutor" type training
service.

2. Insert the Valueware diskette into DRIVE A.

3. Type

EZCL

and press

RETURN (ENTER on some machines, also, <> )

The opening screen of EZ-Copy Lite will ask you to press any key
to continue. Pressing any key will allow you to scroll through
various opening screens with important information (these screens
may not be included). When the EZ-Copy Lite's Main Menu appears
on your screen, go to the "GETTING STARTED" section of the manual
(this section is just after this installation section). Follow
the easy to understand instructions and welcome to the world of
EZ-Copy Lite!

Some packaging may not contain the "Valueware" diskette, so just
ignore this section of the manual if you do not have one. Reasons
include site licensing and/or other distributor arrangements.

P.S. The Valueware version of EZ-Copy Lite will do everything;
however, help may be limited due to space limitations. Also the
number of copies allowed per read may be limited.


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Feel free to share ONLY the Valueware version with friends and
potential users of EZ-Copy Lite for evaluation purposes only. You
may not use the Valueware version on other machines in order to
avoid purchasing additional copies of the full program. You may
not give away any copies or make more than one copy of the fully
operational program for other than archival purposes. The full
version of EZ-Copy Lite has a unique serial number embedded in
each copy for traceability.


INSTALLATION FOR FLOPPY DRIVE SYSTEMS (NO HARD DRIVE)
=====================================================

Please read through the entire installation procedure before
proceeding. This may save you some frustration later.

1. Make sure Disk Operating System (DOS) has been loaded into
your system and you are at A:> system prompt. If you need help,
consult your DOS manual or find a local computer "guru" to help
you out.

2. Make a backup copy of the diskettes. ONLY operate from backup
copies!

3. Insert diskette #1 into DRIVE A. No additional steps are
needed.

Please sign and mail your registration card to the address on it.
Make a copy for your own records. User support and updates cannot
be provided UNTIL your registration form is on file.

Although EZCL is not copy protected, you may make copies for
archive purposes only. The purchase of one copy does not
authorize you to install EZCL on more than one machine or on a
network. If you intend to install to a hard drive, but run the
program from your floppy drive first, delete the file EZCL.CNF
(if it exists) before loading to your hard drive.


INSTALLATION FOR HARD DISK SYSTEMS
==================================

1. Make sure DOS has been loaded into your system and you are at
C:>. (Note: Installation on a hard disk will require a minimum of
400K of free disk space for the full system.)

2. Create a subdirectory called "EZCL". If you are not familiar
with creating a subdirectory, simply type

MD C:\EZCL followed by Return


If your drive is other than C:, substitute the appropriate
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3. Place diskette #1 (bright red label) into DRIVE A and type

COPY A:*.* C:\EZCL followed by Return

The program, on-line manual, and other related files on diskette
#1 will now be copied to your hard disk.

8. At C:> type

CD \EZCL followed by Return

This will put you in the EZCL subdirectory.

9. Type

EZCL followed by Return.

Admire the glittering opening screen, press any key to continue,
and select one of the menu options on your screen.


IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTES:

1. Diskette #1 contain many files in addition to EZCL.EXE.
Because EZ-Copy Lite is a large program, the additional files
EZCLHELP.TXT and EZCLHELP.INX are required for context sensitive
help. EZCLMAN.TXT and EZCLMAN.INX are required for the on-line
manual. So please make sure that these files are in your default
directory when running the program.

If you have only one floppy drive, you can build a work diskette
containing: EZCL.EXE, EZCLHELP.TXT, EZCLHELP.INX, EZCLMAN.TXT,
and EZCLMAN.INX. Do not copy EZCL.CNF, if it exists. A new
EZCL.CNF will be saved when you select options.

2. If your EZ-Copy Lite does not run properly:

A. Delete the EZCL.CNF file and try to run again. Check out our
troubleshooting section near the end of this manual.

B. Your machine may not be totally IBM PC operating system
compatible. This is not always disastrous and a quick call to our
phone support staff may solve your problem.

C. You may have a slightly incompatible "EGA" card with auto
switch features. Usually, turning off autoswitch and forcing the
system into the EGA mode solves the problem.

D. If you have any memory resident programs or system drivers,
try running without them loaded in your computer. On some
computers, ANSI.SYS is suspect. It is very important to disable
any disk caching software before running EZCL since EZCL works
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3. If your monitor appears to be losing certain characters or
features, you may have a "color" system with a composite
monochrome (green, amber, LCD, etc.) monitor. Adjust the contrast
and brightness of the monitor until the screen is readable. In
some cases, you may have to go to the Install Menu to chose
acceptable "colors". See the "Troubleshooting" section.

4. This Manual is designed to give you a general overview and
familiarity with the program. More complete, up-to-date
information is available to you through the context sensitive
help (F1) and the on-line manual. When using the more advanced
features of the program, the help screens will guide you through
the toughest questions with ease. As EZ-Copy Lite continues to
add more features, you can be sure that the on-line manual and
context sensitive help will give you the guidance needed. This
way everybody wins. We don't spend money continually revising
manuals and charging you higher prices, and you get what you want
and deserve: accurate up-to-date information. So fire up the
computer, dig in, and welcome to EZ-Copy Lite!

5. Note to advanced users: To be able to run EZFL from any point
on your hard disk, create a batch file called EZFL.BAT and store
it in your path.

It should contain --> C:\EZCL\EZCL.EXE C:\EZCL\EZCL.CNF

This will enable you to run EZCL from anywhere on your hard disk
with full help and on-line manual. Be sure to install the
help/manual path within EZCL to be C:\EZCL.




























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GETTING STARTED
===============

After you type EZCL <> (Enter or Return), the opening screen
of EZ-Copy Lite (EZCL) will appear. At the bottom of your EZCL
opening screen you are instructed to press any key to continue.
The MAIN MENU will appear on your screen.

The Main Menu options with descriptions are below.

On-Line Manual: This is an on-line manual covering features of
EZ-Copy Lite in more depth than the documentation available in
this manual.

Copy: Copy a diskette. This option allows you to easily copy a
diskette without any complex commands. It also supports multiple
copies.

Utility: Utilities for checking a diskette status (type) and
mapping out diskette usage on a cluster basis. This area is
for the advanced user.

Install: The installation portion of EZ-Copy Lite allows you to
customize the colors, directory defaults, and other options.

Quit and exit to DOS: All good things must come to an end.
Choose this option if you want to leave EZ-Copy Lite and return
to DOS.

You may choose any of the displayed options by pressing the first
letter or by moving the light bar (the giant cursor) with your
cursor keys or space bar to the desired option and pressing
Return. Please note that once you have a pulldown active, the
first letter selects options within the pulldown NOT the top EZ-
Copy Lite main menu line.

(If you have a "color" system with a composite monochrome monitor
and don't see a light bar or other features, try adjusting the
brightness or contrast of your monitor. You may also need to
install special colors for your system. See the Install Menu.)

Now let's do something simple to demonstrate how EZ-Copy Lite
works.

Press C (Copy)

Then insert a source diskette in drive A: and press 1 to load the
diskette into memory. Your screen should clear and a box will
appear in the middle of the screen showing you the status as the
diskette is loaded.

Insert a destination diskette into drive A: and press A. The
screen will clear and a box will appear showing you the status as
it makes a copy of the diskette. You can make as many copies as
desired without reloading the source diskette.


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TUTORIAL (copying diskettes)
============================

Now let's copy a diskette while using various options. Don't
worry about being fancy or being intimidated; this first use is
only for practice. We can get fancy later.

From the Main Menu, press

C

(Copy) a diskette.

Insert a source diskette into drive A:, close the drive door, and
press 1 to load from drive A:. You will notice the screen clear
and a box appear in the middle of the screen showing you the
status of the operation.

After the diskette has been loaded you can make as many copies as
desired by simply pressing - A for destination drive A: or B for
destination drive B:. You don't even have to worry about whether
the diskette has been formatted. EZCL will "sense" the state of
the destination diskette and format as needed (you can override
this by "turning forced format on" thru its option on the menu).

Once the diskette has been loaded you can use the utilities
section of EZCL to "look" at the data. You can map out where the
diskette has information stored on it. You can even find out how
many sides, number of sectors per track, etc. This area is for
the advanced user.

Insert a diskette into drive A:. Press A to copy the diskette to
drive A:. EZCL will keep you advised of the status of the copy
operation. You have now made a copy of the source diskette. If
you want another copy, insert another diskette and press copy
option A again. What could be easier?





















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ADDITIONAL FEATURES
===================

COLOR CONTROL

For users with color monitors, the color option in the Install
menu gives you total color control of text, background, borders,
highlighted areas, etc. Just press C from the install menu.


Troubleshooting
===============

Displays

If, after loading EZ-Copy Lite, you see text and no borders, or
nothing at all, you may have a compatibility problem. EZCL uses
high speed screen updates which may cause a problem with some
not-too-close IBM PC operating system compatibles. For example,
the Tandy 2000 and Sanyo 555 series computers are not compatible
with EZCL.

IBM type monochrome (MDA), color (CGA), EGA (enhanced graphic),
and VGA (video graphic array) adapters are known to work with EZ-
Copy Lite. If you are using a compatible color video card with a
green or amber screen, or LCD monitor, you may need to adjust
your brightness and contrast, or Install other "colors" from the
color installation screen. Also see the BWVIDEO.DOC file.
BWVIDEO.COM is a "color killer" that works especially well with
composite monochrome monitors, and lap top computers with LCD
monitors. Sometimes executing the DOS "MODE BW80" command works.

Some "autoswitch" Enhanced Graphic Adapters and "Hercules" type
mono-graphics cards may need to have their auto modes disabled
for proper operation.

If EZ-Copy Lite will not run, you may have insufficient memory,
or too many memory resident programs. Try running EZCL with no
memory resident programs.

If EZ-Copy Lite just stops running or "freezes", you may have
removed the program diskette from the disk drive. The program
disk must be available to access the context sensitive help and
on-line manual. Of course, if EZCL.EXE and its support files are
on your hard drive, this will probably not be a problem.

Occasionally, certain memory resident, TSR, or "pop-up" programs
conflict with EZ-Copy Lite. In general, there is no problem, but
there are many new programs being written without regard to the
system requirements of EZCL. Remove them from memory, and try
again. If that fails, try getting rid of device drivers in your
CONFIG.SYS file. ANSI.SYS is a prime suspect for some not-so-
compatibles.




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The latest information on monitors and displays may be put on a
distribution diskette (see Disk #1) in a file called
MONITORS.DOC. To print this information on your printer, just
make sure the file is in the default directory and type COPY
MONITORS.DOC PRN <>.


Miscellaneous

EZ-Copy Lite works closely with your computer's disk drives to
gain much of its speed. However, it never directly addresses your
computer drives without using standard DOS calls. If you
have any disk cache software that modifies the way DOS works,
then EZ-Copy Lite may not function properly. We strongly
recommend that you remove all disk cacheing software before
running EZCL!

For EZ-Copy Lite to make copies as quickly as it does, it must
perform operations without being interupted by memory resident
programs. EZ-Copy Lite will work with almost any memory resident
program. However, some of them may double the time required to
make copies due to them stealing time away from EZCL during
critical periods of the copying process.

EZ-Copy Lite verifies ALL writes to your diskette during copies.
It takes longer to verify every write but ensuring the validity
of your data is worth it. Our goal is to be the most reliable
(and fastest) software disk duplicator available.





























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ORDERING INFORMATION
====================
Mail Order To: Information/Customer Service:
1-713-338-2238
EZX Corporation VISA/MasterCard/AMEX Orders Only:
P.O. BOX 58177-EL11 1-800-US-EASY-X ext. EL11
Webster, TX 77598 USA

QUANTITY DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
----------------------------------------------------------------------
___ EZ-FORMS LITE Version E11 Registration........ @ $ 49 ea $ ______
(includes registration, printed manual, 90+
forms, telephone support, and update notices)

___ EZ-FORMS EXECUTIVE Ver. 2.1 Registration...... @ $ 99 ea $ ______
(includes registration, printed manual, 100+
forms, telephone support, and update notices)

___ FORMS COMBO PACK: Over 350 additional user ... @ $ 99 set $ ______
modifiable forms for EZFL or EZFX. Only $79 with purchase.

___ EZ-SPREADSHEET Ver. S21. Become a Spreadsheet .@ $ 29 ea. $ ______
pro in only 20 minutes!

___ EZ-COPY LITE Version 1.1 Registration..........@ $ 39 ea $ ______
(includes printed manual, telephone support, and update notices)

Registration is for each computer or workstation.
Subtotal _____
PACKAGING AND HANDLING:
Add $5 in the USA-48.
(Add $10 for 2nd business day, or $20 for next day, USA-48)
(AK, HI, PR, VI, Canada, add $10. $20 all other foreign) ______
(3.5 inch diskettes, add $5.00 per copy, $10 EZFX) ______
(Texas residents please add 8% sales tax) Tax ______

Total $ ______
Payment by:( ) Check ( ) MC ( ) VISA ( ) AM EXP ( ) PO #______

Name: ____________________________________________________________

Company:_____________________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________

: ____________________________________________________________

Day Phone: _________________________ Eve: ___________________________

CARD #: __________________________________ EXP DATE _________________


Signature of Card Holder Only: ______________________________________

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ORDER AND PROMPT PAYMENT.


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