I know, its a bit of topic, but there are almost no DOS forums left on the web. I need to use a DOS floppy to diagnose my hard drives with Victoria for DOS (since its Win version works only via API instead of direct drive access). One diagnostic task would presume starting Victoria, making unattended screenshots of the visualized tested drive geometry every "n" min with Victoria, exiting Victoria upon completion and shutting down the PC. Btw, is it possible to make screenshots with a PC monitor switched Off - since a 2Gb drive test time can be 6+ hours?
There is extreme shortage of effective task schedulers for DOS. More, its not possible to (directly) set a time interval (say 2 min) to make the screenshots. I'm trying to use Cron 1.9 for DOS for the task (its a 1994 release !), but it fails miserably to offer time intervals. Any ideas guys, how to approach the issue? Better yet, any "ready-to-go" code to set a time interval in DOS (or find out if the set time interval already expired, hence the Screenshot task is due again)?
Another question would be, how to find out from Cron 1.9, if Victoria is still working (testing the drive) or already stopped and waiting? And how to find out from Cron, if Victoria still open or exited (if it can exit on its own)?
Edited by sambul61, 22 November 2010 - 06:58 PM.