Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
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EZ-Copy Lite
by EZX Corporation

EZ-Copy Lite was written by MaeDae Enterprises based on FastCopy by
Systems, Software, Support of Houston, TX.

EZ-Copy Lite turns your computer into a high speed diskette duplicating
machine equalling the performance of many dedicated hardware diskette
duplicators costing thousands of dollars. Comments or suggestions for
improving EZ-Copy Lite will be appreciated.

EZ-Copy Lite requires an IBM PC or compatible with 640K of RAM. Display
adapters known to work with EZ-Copy Lite are the IBM monochrome (MDA),
color (CGA), enhanced graphics (EGA), and video graphics array (VGA)
adapters.

EZ-Copy Lite supports 160K, 180K, 320K, and 360K format 5 1/4 inch disks.
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You are currently using the EZ-Copy On-Line Manual.

Normal commands:
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Escape -- Escape from the on-line manual.
Home -- First page of the on-line manual.
End -- Last page of the on-line manual.
PgUp -- Previous page (will wrap from first page to last page).
PgDn -- Next page (will wrap from last page to first page).
Any key -- Proceed thru the manual one page at a time, exit on-line
manual after the last page.


Possible errors:
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1. No manual screen defined for your selected area.
2. Couldn't find EZCLMAN.TXT. Are both the manual (EZCLMAN.TXT) and the
index (EZCLMAN.INX) in the subdirectory specified under the
installation portion of EZ-Copy? Use the installation portion of
EZ-Copy Lite to set up a new default help/manual path.
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General help for all menus:

This menu is broken up into two basic windows. The window at the top
of your screen shows several options to choose from. The window at the
bottom of the screen expands on what will occur if you choose the
highlighted option (the one that has a different background color).

Options may be selected in one of two ways. You can either press the
first letter of the desired command or move the highlight bar over the
desired option and press enter. To move the highlight bar use either
the space bar, up arrow, down arrow, left arrow, or right arrow. You can
also use home to move to the first top line item on the menu.

Using the first letter of a command only works in the ACTIVE window. If
you don't have any pulldown then the active window is the top window.
Once you pulldown one of the options that becomes the active window. You
must use one of the commands in the pulldown once it is active. You can
always use Escape to back out of the pulldown and return to the top menu.
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You are now using the EZ-Copy Lite Main Menu. From here you can
access the main functional areas of EZ-Copy. Refer to the On-Line
Manual to get a feel for what a fully featured diskette duplicator can do.

Please note that an abbreviated directory window will appear in the middle
of your screen as soon as a valid source diskette has been loaded. It will
show the diskette volume label (if any) and the first four file names.

We have tried to design EZ-Copy to let you get your job done quickly and
easily. Please feel free to forward any suggestions for improvement to us
at EZX Corporation, Attn: EZ-Copy Lite Author.
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Drive was not ready for read/write. Please ensure you have a floppy in
the drive and the drive door is closed.

Sometimes on very fast AT compatible computers with 1.2 Mb diskette drives
the drive can't respond quickly enough. In this case try the operation
again or add a utility to modify the timeout on the drive. Several
programs are available to fix this disk drive timeout problem.

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An error was detected while trying to read your source diskette. Please
ensure the diskette is inserted in the specified drive and that the drive
door is closed. Also you might try to take the diskette out and re-insert
it back into the drive. Sometimes the diskette isn't centered correctly
within the disk drive.

The source was not loaded so you will not be able to make any copies.

Only standard 160K, 180K, 320K, and 360K diskette formats are supported.

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EZ-Copy Lite could not save the diskette in memory to the diskette in the
designated drive.

Please ensure: 1. The diskette isn't write protected.
2. There really is a diskette in the destination drive.
3. There is no obvious physical damage to the diskette.
4. You aren't trying to save to a 1.2 Mb diskette in a
360 Kb disk drive.
5. You don't have any disk cache software that is trying
to buffer writes to your floppy drive.
6. You really do have the specified destination drive.

This error may be generated on some hard disk based systems where you boot
from the hard disk. Try booting from a floppy containing your DOS. The
problem may go away. We have seen this happen with certain versions of
DOS, specifically Compaq DOS 3.31 and IBM PC DOS 4.0. We will continue to
research the problem and provide an update ASAP!

The next help screen will provide a detailed explaination of the error
codes.
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Error codes:

Code Description
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1 Bad command: invalid request made to diskette controller
2 Bad address mark: sector ID marking invalid or not found
3 Write protect error: attempt to write on protected diskette
4 Bad sector: requested sector not on diskette
8 DMA failure
9 DMA boundary error: attempt to DMA outside 64K area
16 Bad CRC: diskette read found invalid parity check of data
32 Controller failed: diskette controller malfunction
64 Bad seek: move to requested track failed
128 Time out: drive did not respond

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A map of your diskette is laid out before you. Any cluster with a *
contains information. Any cluster with a . doesn't contain information.

Information on how the clusters relate to absolute sides, tracks, sectors,
etc. can be obtained by using the drive status option under the utility
section of EZ-Copy Lite.

Only standard 160K, 180K, 320K, and 360K diskette formats are supported.
If you get an invalid drive type message then the diskette may be
formatted in a 720K, 1.2M, or 1.44M format. These formats are not
supported.

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This screen shows you a lot of technical information that probably seems
very confusing at first. DOS uses all this information and more to keep
track of information stored on floppy diskettes.

As the IBM PC and DOS has evolved over the last few years so has the
formats of the media used in the computer. This has caused a large number
of formats for the media. EZ-Copy Lite uses the following drive types to
track this.

0 320K Double sided, 40 track, 8 sectors per track
1 160K Single sided, 40 track, 8 sectors per track
2 360K Double sided, 40 track, 9 sectors per track
3 180K Single sided, 40 track, 9 sectors per track

Other information displayed on this page will need to be looked up in a
DOS technical reference manual. You can easily obtain a book containing
this information from your local computer store.

Only standard 160K, 180K, 320K, and 360K diskette formats are supported.
If you get an invalid drive type message then the diskette may be
formatted in a 720K, 1.2M, or 1.44M format. These formats are not
supported.
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You must first load a diskette before you can save it. Use the load disk
option to load a diskette.

Did you have a disk error on the previous read? Only diskettes which have
been read into memory can be written back out.

If you are using this option to format diskettes first format a clean
master diskette using your DOS. Load that diskette into EZ-Copy Lite.
Turn the forced format option on for best results. You can now save as
many copies of the diskette as desired. The result is the same as using
DOS's format command but is faster.

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You must first load a diskette before you can do a directory of it. Use
the load disk option to load a diskette.

The in-memory directory command looks at the diskette image stored in RAM
and generates a directory from it instead of re-reading the diskette. This
is much faster and more convient for the user.

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EZ-Copy Lite can't legally format diskettes without violating copyright
laws. Copyrighted information is stored on the boot tracks of each
diskette. So we are forced to perform the format in two steps using the
DOS FORMAT program that came with the DOS for your computer.

Step 1: Format a diskette using the DOS FORMAT command. See your DOS
manual for details.

Step 2: Load and copy the freshly formatted diskette just as you would any
other using EZ-Copy Lite. Use the forced format option for best
compatibility with other machines.

Thats all there is to it.

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Use of this option is highly recommended for companies producing
diskettes which need to be read on the widest range of computers. By
forcing the format of a diskette you guarantee that data is laid down
cleanly on the new tracks. If you simply write over old data without
reformatting the diskette it can cause some problems with 1.2 Mb floppy
drives. The 1.2 Mb drives are very picky on the AT. By reformatting the
floppy it helps readability.

Use of the forced format option will cause the copy operation to take
about 50% longer than saving to a formatted floppy without forced format.
If you are constantly saving to blank unformatted diskettes it is
strongly recommended that you set the default at forced format. Without
forced format EZ-Copy Lite first tries to write to the diskette, if that
fails it will then set forced format to on for this one copy only. You
can save the one or two seconds test time by telling EZ-Copy Lite to just
go ahead and format the floppy without testing to see if the diskette is
already formatted.

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This option allows you to define the default path for accessing the
on-line manual and context sensitive help. Make sure you include the
index files (.INX) along with the help and manual files (.TXT) in the
specified directory.

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This option alows you to enable/disable the sound or beeps on errors.
Some people find programs that beep on errors to be annoying (me for
one). This option will allow you to disable ALL warning beeps in
EZ-Copy Lite.

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This menu allows you to change all the colors used in EZ-Copy Lite. To
change a default color - first use the up or down arrow key to select the
color, then type in the new color. When you have changed all the colors
press Ctrl+D to display these colors in a sample window. As with all
installation options, these changes will not be used until you choose the
retain option on the main menu. This allows you to experiment with the
installation options and then not have to lose your original defaults.

Please keep in mind the foreground text colors can be 0-15, the
background 0-7. If you choose a text color the same as a background color
then the text will disappear. You may notice some of your installed color
combinations result in invisible lines on the Ctrl+D popup window.
Please be careful not to choose this color for one of your text colors!!

Note: For many of the EZ-Copy installable options and user inputs you
will see a prompt containing the characters . If you count the
number of 's you will find the maximum number of characters that can be
entered. Also Escape is used throughout EZ-Copy to signal "I want out".
Press Enter, up arrow, down arrow, or whatever is asked for to enter the
desired value. Escape will throw away any immediate changes and get
you out of the area you are in.
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Please note that the background color (0-7) is one digit long and the
foreground color (0-15) is two digits long. That is why you will see the
input prompt (the  s) change it's width as you go between the colors.

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This screen shows the possible combinations of colors in EZ-Copy Lite.

If you are using a non IBM display adapter you may have to "play" with the
colors to get a pleasing combination. EZ-Copy defaults to colors that
work well with the IBM Color Graphics Adapter, IBM Enhanced Graphics
Adapter, and IBM Monochrome Display Adapter.

On some monochrome display adapter clones you may need to alter a
foreground text color to get the background to change intensity.

The default combination of colors will work on any 100% IBM PC compatible
display adapter!

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EZ-Copy Lite allows the help & manual paths, program colors, etc. to
be saved in a configuration file. If no configuration file is specified
on the command line (ex. C:>EZCL MyConfg.CNF) when you call up EZ-Copy
then EZ-Copy will use the default name of EZCL.CNF.

You are being asked for the name of the configuration file to load. You
may have several configuration files saved under different names.

Example: BW.CNF (for black and white composite monitors attached to a
composite color card), etc.

Please make sure that the configuration file you are asking EZ-Copy to
use is really an EZ-Copy configuration file!

Remember you can always press ESC if you got into this area by accident.

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EZ-Copy Lite allows the default help/manual paths, program colors, etc to
be saved in a configuration file. If no configuration file is specified
on the command line (ex. C:>EZCL MyConfg.CNF) when you call up EZ-Copy
then EZ-Copy will use the default name of EZCL.CNF.

You are being asked for the name of the configuration file to save all the
program defaults to. You may have several configuration files saved under
different names.

Examples: BW.CNF (for black and white composite monitors attached to a
composite color card), etc.

Please remember you can always press ESC if you got into this area by
accident.

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Archive   : EZCL-V11.ZIP
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