Contents of the FLOPPY.DOC file
FLOPPY.BAT was written for users of DOS 5.0 to make formatting floppies
as easy as typing in the command FLOPPY.
System Requirements: Hard Drive
DOS 5.0 /ANSI.SYS loaded
* Users without a Color Monitor read Whatsnew.txt
The program FLOPPY, lets you choose, which:
TYPE of FORMAT..SYSTEM/NEW/QUICK/SAFE
First off, I wrote it for DOS 5.0, if 5.0 is not installed it will
tell you so and EXIT!
I also threw in some ANSI color, (no sense in everyone buying nice
CGA/EGA/VGA monitors, and having to settle for mono programs, eh?).
So FLOPPY checks to see if you have ANSI.SYS loaded on your machine,
if not, it will tell you so and EXIT!
If you don't have ANSI.SYS loaded, edit your CONFIG.SYS and add:
!!! IMPORTANT !!! !!! IMPORTANT !!! !!! IMPORTANT !!!
RR.EXE <=== These files MUST be placed in your C:\DOS directory.
IF you put them anywhere else, you will need to
edit FLOPPY.BAT to cd\ to the proper directory.
FLOP.SCR <=== (Best place c:\DOS)
_IF_ it doesn't PERFORM !!! Probable - CAUSES & SOLUTIONS
# FLOPPY.BAT should be called from the DOS command line, NOT from
a shell program (Xtree,DOSSHELL, etc.)
# Your DOS copy of FORMAT.COM has been renamed to something else.
You can edit FLOPPY.BAT on the line where FORMAT.COM
is used, and insert whatever name your FORMAT.COM has
been changed to.
FLOPPY.BAT is Freeware! (Although a donation of $5.00 would gladly
It may be copied and distributed only
as Freeware! All I _DEMAND_ is the original files are included
in unaltered form;
Since this is Freeware, and I wrote it for grins, there are no
WARRANTIES and I assume NO responsiblity thereafter, with it's use.
Now that is said I can say I've tested it out on several machines
Tandy 1000sl /Northgate 386 /IBM 486 and I found no problems.
It behaved properly, if DOS 5.0 & ANSI.SYS aren't found it
tells you so and exits gracefully.
That's it, give it a try and if you run into any snags I'd
like to know about it! You can leave a message to:
Ron Sutterfield on > EXEC-PC BBS (414)789-4360
or my own, > Ron's Roost BBS (517)851-7762
2531 Dexter Trail
Dansville, MI 48819
Now go format a floppy!
And if your formatting a previously formatted disk try the
[Q]uick Option you'll like the speed!