Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : FFORMAT.ZIP
Filename : README.1ST

Output of file : README.1ST contained in archive : FFORMAT.ZIP
³ FAST FORMAT - Version 1.0 ³
³ By Miguel Angelo Vitorino ³
³ With special thanks to CATS-BBS 005229048/9 ( PORTUGAL ) ³

One of the problems i faced with my computer was ocasional failures with
my drives . This problem is serious if , as i do , usually deal with many new
software . So , often i had to re-format my floopies but due to the failures
in the drives this was a dangerous task . The solution to this problem was
very easy : to make a program that formats floopies logically - not fisically
! As a result of that i usually format a drive in as few as :

******** 3 ( THREE ) SECONDS ! *******

When those problems with the drives were fixed i continued to use this
program often because of this extremely fast speed ( no , i haven't a
386-based machine but an ordinary XT ) . I think that you apreciate this
programming jewel as much as i do .

This sintax is very simple :

FFORMAT drive: [/v] ; where "drive:" is the drive to be formatted and
"/v" ( optional ) means that a label will be asked
for that floopy .

Note that all kind of floopies are supported : 360K, 720K , 1.2M and
1.44M and this program only works with floopies that were formatted at least
ONE TIME fisically ( by DOS command "FORMAT" or other ) . You are free to
distribute this program with all your friends but if you think that "FFORMAT"
is really FAST ! , easy to operate , bug-free and useful , you can send a
little contribution of $5 would be apreciated and would be an incentive for
me to deliver some of my little but usefuls routines i have . Any
contributions or sugestions should be addressed to :

Miguel Vitorino
Rua Camilo Castelo Branco ,7,R/C
2675 Odivelas

  3 Responses to “Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : FFORMAT.ZIP
Filename : README.1ST

  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: