Disk Boot v1.00

By Neil Halliday

This is the full source code to Disk Boot v1.00 that I created for my A-Level project from 1992/1993.

Disk Boot is a floppy disk boot sector management application that allows the copying, storing and restoring of boot sectors on a floppy disk. The main idea for the program was to enable the recreation of boot sectors where they had been overwritten accidentally, or by a boot sector virus.

Along with the program is the extension that I created to allow STOS Basic to do some low level disk functions, and a series of pre-saved boot sectors.

I have also included all my thesis notes about the project in the PDF file.

** NOTE: I cannot guarantee the operation of this program, and therefore cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss of data as a result of using it!



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Neil Halliday

Neil started coding in STOS in 1989 just after it was released in the UK.

During those 31 years he has written numerous demo screens, routines, games and extensions, most of which are now lost due to a massive hard disk crash. What remains on floppy disk is still being discovered and posted on the STOS Coders website and stored in the cloud for everybody to enjoy (or laugh at).

Neil is the author of the GBP Extension which added some pretty cool commands to STOS, along with the "Development" extension that enabled enhanced STE functionality, including probably one of the simplest hardware scrolling routines around.

Along with Bruno Azzara, Geoff Harrison and Mike Halliday we had loads of fun back in the day trying to push STOS to it's limits. We are all now enjoying bringing our knowledge to a new generation of STOS Coders.

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