Dec 192017
 
Format Floppy 1.2 for DOS 5.0 to make formatting floppy disks easy and colorful. 4 format types: System, New, Quick and Safe. Requires ANSI.SYS and color monitor, and works on 360K, 720K, 1.2MB, 1.44MB and 2.88MB floppie
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Format Floppy 1.2 for DOS 5.0 to make formatting floppy disks easy and colorful. 4 format types: System, New, Quick and Safe. Requires ANSI.SYS and color monitor, and works on 360K, 720K, 1.2MB, 1.44MB and 2.88MB floppie
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
FLOP.ASC 1454 353 deflated
FLOP.SCR 2710 591 deflated
FLOPPY.BAT 3793 1511 deflated
FLOPPY.DOC 3381 1461 deflated
INSTALL.BAT 1584 677 deflated
RR.EXE 4096 4059 deflated
WHATSNEW.TXT 1117 607 deflated

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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
CGA/EGA/VGA Monitor
* Users without a Color Monitor read Whatsnew.txt


The program FLOPPY, lets you choose, which:

DRIVE...........(A/B)
DISK SIZE.......360k/720k/1.2MB/1.44MB/2.88MB
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:

DEVICE={drive}:\{path}\ANSI.SYS
example: DEVICE=C:\DOS\ANSI.SYS



!!! IMPORTANT !!! !!! IMPORTANT !!! !!! IMPORTANT !!!
===================================================================
FLOPPY.BAT <===
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
be accepted)
It may be copied and distributed only
as Freeware! All I _DEMAND_ is the original files are included
in unaltered form;
* FLOPPY.BAT
* RR.EXE
* FLOPPY.DOC
* FLOP.SCR
* FLOP.ASC
===================================================================
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!










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