08/18/88: WINDOW MASTER FIN. PROBLEM by Delphi, | Category: Delphi - Utilities & Applications | 8 comments - (Comments are closed)

WINDOW MASTER FIN. PROBLEM

44300 18AUG88-2343 Utilities & Applications
WINDOW MASTER FIN. PROBLEM
From: USERDENIS To: ALL

When I backup my Window Master Finder v1.0 disk, I cannot use this copy,
the drive 0 does not stop turning and the joysticj does not respond. In
the instruction manual, they sais that BACKUP command can be used to
backup the original disk that I have. The original disk works fine.

Any idea ???????

Thanks

8 comments to WINDOW MASTER FIN. PROBLEM

  • pucc_unknown

    44303 19AUG88-0058 Utilities & Applications
    RE: WINDOW MASTER FIN. PROBLEM (Re: Msg 44300)
    From: ARTFLEXSER To: USERDENIS

    Does the manual imply that the backup copy can be run just like the original?
    Some programs can be backed up, but only to make a nonrunnable
    copy to be used to restore the original disk i it should get trashed.
    Perhaps that’s what Window Master does??
    (I presume you have tried making another backup to see if that
    works any better than the first?)

  • pucc_unknown

    44306 19AUG88-0218 Utilities & Applications
    RE: WINDOW MASTER FIN. PROBLEM (Re: Msg 44300)
    From: MARTYGOODMAN To: USERDENIS

    Cercomp programs are heavily protected, and cannot
    be run from any other than the MASTER disk.

    They do ask you to make a backup, so that IF the master
    gets trashed, in some cases you MIGHT be able to restore
    it by backing up FROM the backup TO the master.

    But the master has special weird tracks written ABOVE track 35,
    (er.. make that above track 34) which are NOT affected by BASIC’s
    backup command and are critical for the protection scheme to work.

    —marty

  • pucc_unknown

    44315 19AUG88-2011 Utilities & Applications
    RE: WINDOW MASTER FIN. PROBLEM (Re: Msg 44306)
    From: USERDENIS To: MARTYGOODMAN

    The problem involved is that I want to send Window Master to my 80 tracks,
    96 TPI drive that I use with ADOS3, and eventually to the hard-disk. If
    I cannot do that because of a unadvertised and abusive protection, I will
    return the program to vendor.

    Thanks