CMOSSave CMOSRest CMOSChk restore corrupted CMOS from
backup and check that CMOS has not been tampered with.
Naive users sometimes meddle with CMOS settings. We need a
fast way to put the scores of subtle CMOS configuration
settings back the way they were.
Power surges can corrupt CMOS. We need a way for a naive
user to quickly restore all the CMOS settings.
If the battery fails, the contents will be lost. We need a
way to restore a known working CMOS configuration.
CMOSRest restores ALL of CMOS, including the proprietary
extended CMOS settings like wait states, clock speeds,
shadow RAM etc.
CMOSRest can also be used to toggle between two CMOS
configurations, for example with and without a removable
hard drive installed.
CMOSChk can detect subtle corruption to CMOS, as might be
caused by a rogue program or a virus, something that might
slow your machine or make it unreliable.
The CMOS suite will work under DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows
95/98/ME or OS/2. It partly works under NT, Windows
2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7. See cmossave.manual.html details. However, these
utilities are intended to be used mainly within autoexec.bat during the
DOS phase of the boot. Further, there will be spurious CMOS
changes when you reboot between Win95 and NT.
The suite can also be used to rapidly clone the same CMOS settings in many machines.
Keywords: cmos, backup, restore, cmossave, cmos-cloning
Recent Changes: now assembles with MASM 6.
Install Support: No Install Support
Supported Languages: English
Additional Requirements: DOS system boot disk for recovery