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So many DOS disk copy programs, but not all working with a Pentium 200 PC 
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 08:00 PM
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There are so many disk copy programs (aka disk copier), but they are not all working with a Pentium 200 PC. Do you remember the hitlist of the best of them ?
COPYWRIT
COPYIIPC
LOCKSMITH
HD-COPY
VGACOPY
BLITZCOPY aka QCOPY
DISK COPY FAST aka DISK COPY PLUS
DISKDUPE
DOSDUPE
COPYSTUDIO
FROGCOPY
X-COPY
a.s.o. (I can't list all, but I guess I listed the most important ones)

Some of them are showing their beauty in graphics mode, but text mode is very functional and is enough to show all necessary information, of course.

I am starting with VGACOPY and HD-COPY because BOTH of them are NOT working correctly with computers using Pentium or newer CPUs. They're working only with a 386 or a 486 PC.
But some programs are so old, that they do not even work with a 386 PC. COPYWRIT and COPYIIPC are working only with XTs (but I didn't manage to test it on a 286 PC).

I tested VGACOPY 3.3 and also the newest VGACOPY 6.25. Both are NOT able to write to a 360KB floppy disk (in a 360KB floppy drive), producing only yellow errorneous sector blocks on the screen:




Cont'd on >Part 2 of the article series<

(related link points to the VGACOPY web site)
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