Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : GOODUTIL.ZIP
Filename : ZIP.DOC

 
Output of file : ZIP.DOC contained in archive : GOODUTIL.ZIP
ZIP.COM will make the diskette drives on an IBM PC or clone work
faster and more quietly.

PC-DOS uses a diskette head settling time which is longer than it
needs to be for the diskette drives used in a PC. It is designed
that way because the drives used in a PCjr (and some other drives)
require a long head settling time. When the diskette drive seeks
from track to track, it must pause at each track for this time.

ZIP.COM replaces the value for head settling time in a table in
low storage. The table is called the DISK BASE TABLE. ZIP.COM
should be executed only once, usually in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file,
but may be executed by entering the command ZIP.

After you enter the ZIP command, you will notice that your diskette
drives make much less noise, and careful measurement will reveal
that disk accesses are speeded up.

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* NOTE *
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If cheap or low quality drives are used (non-brand names) ZIP.COM may
actually make them more noisy.

ZIP.COM has been tested under DOS 3.2, 3.1, 3.0, 2.1 and 1.1. It
ought to work fine under other versions of DOS.



  3 Responses to “Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : GOODUTIL.ZIP
Filename : ZIP.DOC

  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.

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