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DOS v6.22

 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: DOS v6.22 Reply with quote

I have the original disk set of DOS v6.22.Lately I have thought about
storing images of my old software,for safe keeping.This would also
include Windows 3.11 when I figure out the DOS problem.

I used AVG anti-virus to check my 3.5 disks and I keep getting a
report of the 'Form Virus'.

Is there a way to remove this from the disk?
Do you know a freeware that will fix the floppy disks?

I know I could just illegally download DOS but, I want to use my
legal copy. I also,would like to make the backup image for safe
keeping.

When AVG reported'Form Virus' I looked like your emoticon.

That one-----------------------> Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, this is a blast from the past!

The Form Virus was very common in the early 90's, and spread through floppy disks. I'm surprised that AVG didn't repair it. You could try using an online AV scanner, like HouseCall to scan your system.

I seem to remember in the past the fix was to boot from a clean boot disk, copy all the data from one disk to another, then format the original disk. The virus resides in the boot sector not the files themselves, so this method works.

Incidentally, if you own MSDOS 6.22, then you can legally download it as a backup copy.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, in 1994 I bought DOS v 6.22.I just downloaded the
not legal copy and did a good format on my 3 original disks
and used Winimage to write the 3 disks. No form virus now.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem.

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