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Category: Disk Alignment Tools
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d64 floppy0 1541 / 1571 Alignment System HOT

The 1541/1571 Alignment system is probably the most well known alignment software. Not only will this software tell you if you drive is aligned, it also gives instructions on how to fix your alignment. This program requires a calibrated disk.

1541 1571 drive alignment system
11-03-15 English Commodore 64 11.49 KB 3,071 Download
d64 floppy1 1541 Alignment HOT

This handy alignment utility is a little different than the others I've seen because it lets you manually move the head between track 1 & 35 while checking alignment results.

1541 alignment
11-03-15 English Commodore 64 2.9 KB 1,548 Download
d64 floppy2 1541 Alignment HOT

1541 Allignment (programmers spelling, not mine) by ANTIRAM in 1984.  If you don't know what this is for you probably don't want it.

1541 align 1 .d64
22-04-15 English Commodore 64 10.08 KB 971 Download
d64 floppy3 1541 Alignment Check HOT

Written by Greg Granville - 1541 Alignment Check is one of the few (if not only) drive checker that is run with a joystick. Kinda curious why someone would create a utility like this with joystick control.

1541 alignment check
11-03-15 English Commodore 64 6.55 KB 1,014 Download
d64 floppy4 1541 Alps Drive Checker HOT

1541 Alps Drive Check goes beyond the usual alignment check and speed test, it also checks the drive LED, stepper motor, Stop limits, disk read/write and write protect. Also works on devices other just 8.

1541 alps drive check
11-03-15 English Commodore 64 6.71 KB 1,828 Download
d64 floppy5 1541 Drive Tester HOT

Besides the usual head alignment test, this program will also test disk rotation speed.

1541 drive tester
11-03-15 English Commodore 64 3.16 KB 2,293 Download
d64 floppy6 Align Check v2 HOT

Originally programmed by E. Clutter and printed in Transactor magazine on January 1986 (page 13), this version has been extensively modified by Darrell G. Shannon and Lowell Wm to add support for the 1581 drive.

align check v2
11-03-15 English Commodore 64 2.28 KB 975 Download
d64 floppy7 Align Check v3 HOT

This version of Align Check is a further modification of Align Check v2. Bob McCullough added support for testing both sides of the 1571 disk drive and some menu changes on April 4th, 1990.

align check v3
11-03-15 English Commodore 64 2.43 KB 1,642 Download
d64 floppy8 Alps Aligner HOT

Alps Aligner is a program that will aid in aligning a 1541 drive head.  Alps was a popular brand of drive mechanism in the 1541 hence the name.

alps aligner 1
26-04-15 English Commodore 64 3.44 KB 935 Download
zip9 Bear Technologies Disk Alignment

Although this program likely needs a special alignment floppy to do an actual alignment of your 1541 floppy drive, the other feature that could be useful is the option to spin the drive so you can use a head cleaning disk.

Bear Tech Disk Alinment-1
09-10-17 English Commodore 64 2.25 KB 836 Download
d64 floppy10 Disk Exerciser HOT

Written by Disk Surgeon, Disk Exerciser will position your head and stopper to the optimum position allowable to your disk drive. There are some basic instructions in the program. I believe these type of programs require a specially formatted floppy.

disk exerciser
11-03-15 English Commodore 64 2.1 KB 997 Download
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