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Chuck(G)
October 14th, 2014, 10:16 PM
I stumbled upon a self-booting DSHD 3.5" floppy put out by AMI around 1995 or so. It contains a set of diagnostics for PCs. Is this a duplicate of something available elsewhere--or should I upload it to someone who cares about such stuff?

I've also got the Seagate ATA information utility for telling things about IDE drives. Anyone interested?

MikeS
October 14th, 2014, 11:09 PM
I stumbled upon a self-booting DSHD 3.5" floppy put out by AMI around 1995 or so. It contains a set of diagnostics for PCs. Is this a duplicate of something available elsewhere--or should I upload it to someone who cares about such stuff?

I've also got the Seagate ATA information utility for telling things about IDE drives. Anyone interested?Of course!

Maverick1978
October 15th, 2014, 07:52 AM
I'd attach it to the message here, or upload to anonfiles or something, then paste the link. Interested parties can snag at their leisure.

Chuck(G)
October 15th, 2014, 02:18 PM
First, here (https://anonfiles.com/file/447398f5945fc93910f25c6da163748a) is the AMI diagnostics disk. The single executable file contained in the archive is a self-extracting diskette image. You'll need a 1.44M floppy to hold it. To run the diagnostics, just boot the floppy.

Chuck(G)
October 15th, 2014, 02:23 PM
And finally, here's the Seagate "Find ATA" program and text file. Run from a DOS prompt.

Stone
October 15th, 2014, 02:54 PM
First, here (https://anonfiles.com/file/447398f5945fc93910f25c6da163748a) is the AMI diagnostics disk. The single executable file contained in the archive is a self-extracting diskette image. You'll need a 1.44M floppy to hold it. To run the diagnostics, just boot the floppy.Great program, Chuck, thanks for it.

Is it possible to get a copy of the 'self-extracting diskette image processor' that it uses? That would be a really fine addition to the utility collection.

Chuck(G)
October 15th, 2014, 03:23 PM
I wrote the one that I use; doesn't WinImage also produce such a product? I know that mine won't run on a 64 bit OS.

MikeS
October 15th, 2014, 05:27 PM
Thanks! Will check 'em out ASAP.

Stone
October 15th, 2014, 07:26 PM
I wrote the one that I use; doesn't WinImage also produce such a product? I know that mine won't run on a 64 bit OS.I don't use WinImage. Besides, I'm looking for one that runs from.... DOS. :-) Call me old fashioned, but I like DOS. :-) :-) Does that seem so strange in a place like this?

Caluser2000
October 15th, 2014, 08:08 PM
Cheers Chuck. I'm sure they'll come in handy some time.

Sleepwalker3
November 17th, 2014, 02:09 PM
This seems to be missing some files, when I ran it it won't do any of the IDE stuff (all 'greyed out' - or faded out more specifically). Also the help files are apparently missing too. Does anybody have the necessary files, as this is otherwise a good program - Thanks Chuck.

Chuck(G)
November 17th, 2014, 03:42 PM
Any luck here? (http://motherboards.mbarron.net/download/)

Sleepwalker3
November 17th, 2014, 11:03 PM
Nice find Chuck, thanks. It has Ver 4, which I think is a version or two behind the one you posted and says "only slightly crippled", so well see what is crippled. Lots of other interesting stuff there though, so could be quite useful. Thanks again.

Chuck(G)
November 18th, 2014, 07:42 AM
You may want to also check the SIMTEL20 collection; I haven't done that yet.

Sleepwalker3
November 19th, 2014, 02:24 AM
Yeah, I did see a version on the net just days ago, but didn't bother getting it as I thought I already had it with your one. Problem is I've been doing a ton of net searching in the past week or two, so lots of history, I tried looking for it, but no luck so far. Everything else seems to work fine, it's just the IDE/CD stuff and the unit that's being tested doesn't have a CD anyway. It does hang on the BIOS test too, but it's not an AMI bios, so I expect that's why.
If I come across it I'll let you know. Thanks

ldkraemer
November 19th, 2014, 04:59 AM
This URL has AMIDIAG v5.20f - AMI PC Diagnostic Software:
http://www.sac.sk/files.php?d=13&l=A

Clamscan shows it as clean files.

Larry

Stone
November 19th, 2014, 05:27 AM
That is in no way similar to or as comprehensive as the one that Chuck posted.

Sleepwalker3
November 20th, 2014, 12:20 PM
I did find a version 5 here http://vetusware.com/download/AmiDiag%205.0/?id=6650
Showed OK witha a scan from VirusTotal (tests with >50 of the top AV's) www.virustotal.com. You can also use jottihttp://virusscan.jotti.org/en
I haven't made the floppy yet, so will see how it goes when I get back to it in a week or so.