ABFormatter: (c) 1991 Gregg Hungerford
ABFormatter is a floppy disk formatter for 1 or 2 floppy disk
drives. As ABFormatter is in itself a multitasking program, both
drives are formatted independently of each other and don't re-
quire the same set up. Non-critical bad sectors are mapped out
of the File Allocation Tables.
ABFormatter is run from one central dialog box with identical
controls for each disk drive.
Toggle which drives are to be formatted by clicking directly
on the buttons marked "Drive A" and "Drive B". IF you only have
one floppy, you may only format Drive A (Drive B will be dis-
Click directly on the current number of sides to toggle.
NOTE: As a one sided floppy drive can't announce it's
one sided-ness, you will run into problems if you
attempt to format a disk as double sided on a one
Click directly on the current number of tracks to toggle
the total number of tracks (80-83).
Click directly on the current number of sectors per track
to toggle between 9 or 10 sectors per track.
If a label is entered, it will be written to the disk
Click on this button (or press ) to begin the
NOTE: If both drives are disabled, very little will happen...
If a disk is write protected you will be given a couple
chances to correct the problem without aborting that
disk format operation.
Let Me Out Of Here:
That little button in the upper lefthand corner of the
dialog box. Aborts the program. Say g'night, Gracie.
The status box will inform you of the progress of each
format operation. You will be informed whether the format
was good or if the disk was unusable.
This program may be freely distributed as long as this doc
file (ABFORMAT.DOC) is included. If you use this program and
wish to encourage more programs of this nature, please send
a $5.00 donation to :
1718 Ocala Ave. #117
San Jose, Ca. 95122
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