Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : FLOP-360.ZIP
Filename : IMAGE.DOC

 
Output of file : IMAGE.DOC contained in archive : FLOP-360.ZIP

IMAGE READ/WRITE

RIMAGE.EXE

This utility will read a 360k floppy (in either drive A: or B:), track by
track, and save its image to a file called 'IMAGE.DUP' in the current
directory.

No options other that drive selection, it just does it.

'IMAGE.DUP' contains a complete image of the floppy from sector 0 track 0
to sector 8 track 39.

If errors occur while reading the floppy, you will be asked if you wish
to continue anyway. Answer es, and reading will continue as if the
error had not happened. The data read from the track where the error
occurred will be written to the image file, however, it's unpredictable
how much of the data actually came from the disk. To make searching the
image file for error sectors easier, the data buffers are filled with '!'
characters before each read. Large areas of the image file containing
'!' represent data sectors that never made to memory from the disk
controller.


WIMAGE.EXE

This utility performs the reverse of RIMAGE.EXE. It writes the image
found in 'IMAGE.DUP' (again, in the current directory) to 360k floppy.
The floppy is formatted, 'painted' with the image, then optionally
verified.

Two command line options are recognized. They are:

/Q Quiet mode. Errors cause immediate termination without display
of error report. Use this switch when running FORM360 from batch
files. WIMAGE defaults to not quiet and, on error, provides the
reports that FORM360 does.

/V Verify the disk's integrity after writing the image. Defaults to
no verify.


As with all RCT utilities, success or failure may be tested using the dos
errorlevel value. Example:

wimage b: /v /q
if errorlevel == 1 goto failed
.
.
.
:failed


Bob Tellefson
RCT Design


PS. These two programs may be freely shared with friends and associates.
No compensation is expected or requested.


  3 Responses to “Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : FLOP-360.ZIP
Filename : IMAGE.DOC

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