A Better Format Simulator

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    A Better Format Simulator - Prank Program

    Hello everyone. Recently I have finished my Format Simulator, this time with colors. In my computer it works perfectly, yet when I transfered the file to my sister's computer, it acts weird. It blinks all the way of the simulation. I don't know why this happends. Perhaps because of the video cards. Can someone help me fix the bug?

    What do you guys think about my code?
    Here is the code:

    Code:
    #include <iostream>			//Couting and everything else
    #include <windows.h>		//Functions 
    #include <cstdlib>			//Srand() and rand()
    #include <ctime>			//Seeding a random number out of time
    
    #define BLOCK     (char)219 //A BLOCK
    #define TOP_RIGH  (char)187	//TOP RIGHT CORNER
    #define BOT_RIG	  (char)188	//BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER
    #define VERTICA   (char)186	//A VERTICAL LINE
    #define BOT_LEF	  (char)200	//BOTTOM LEFT CORNER
    #define TOP_LEFT  (char)201	//TOP LEFT CORNER
    #define STRAIGHT  (char)205	//A HORIZONTAL LINE
    
    bool SetColor(WORD COLOR);	//FOR THE COLOR
    void DRAW();				//TO DRAW THE OUTLINES
    void gotoxy(int x,int y);	//TO POSITION THE CURSOR
    void Full();				//FOR FULL SCREEN
    void Format();				//FORMAT SIMULATION
    void Announce();			//ANNOUNCING WARNINGS
    void Check();				//A CHECK SEQUENCE
    
    using namespace std;		//FOR COUT,ENDL, ETC.
    
    							//TEXT COLOR LT BLUE
    	WORD  F_COLOR_BLUE   = FOREGROUND_BLUE  | FOREGROUND_INTENSITY ;
    							//TEXT COLOR BR YELLOW
    	WORD  F_COLOR_YELLOW = FOREGROUND_GREEN | FOREGROUND_RED | FOREGROUND_INTENSITY;
    							//BACKGROUND COLOR LT BLUE
    	WORD  F_COLOR_BK_BLUE= BACKGROUND_BLUE | BACKGROUND_INTENSITY;
    							//THE COMBINATION THAT WILL BE USED 
    	WORD F_COLOR_COMBINATION=F_COLOR_YELLOW | BACKGROUND_BLUE | BACKGROUND_INTENSITY;
    
    int main()
    {
    	SetConsoleTitle("SETUP");//Just in case
    
    	Full();					//Set the program to full-screen
    
    	SetColor( F_COLOR_COMBINATION );//Set the text with yellow text & blue background
    
    	DRAW();					//Draw the outlines
    
    	Announce();				//Announce the Warnings
    
    	Check();				//A simulation "Check"
    
    	Format();				//A simulation "Format"
    
    	gotoxy(20,44);			//<---Go at the bottom
    
    	system("PAUSE");		//Let the user see the screen
    
    	return 0;				//Say bye-bye 
    }
    
    bool SetColor(WORD F_COLOR)//Here it sets the color to which ever color you want
    {
    						   //Here it gets a handle that gets the a pointer to the
    						   //output of the console
    	HANDLE hndl = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);
    	
    							//Set the color of the text to which ever color you like
    	SetConsoleTextAttribute( hndl , F_COLOR );
    
    	return TRUE;
    
    }
    
    void gotoxy(int x,int y)	//The Gotoxy Function That made drawing easier!
    {
    	HANDLE hConsoleOutput;	//A handle for our console
    	COORD dwCursorPosition;	//A COORD for a Function
    
    	dwCursorPosition.X = x;	//Getting x value from programmer
    	dwCursorPosition.Y = y;	//Getting y value from programmer
    
    							//Getting a valid handle the points to the 
    							//output of the console
    	
    hConsoleOutput = GetStdHandle
    (STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE); 
    
    							//Go to those coordinates
                    SetConsoleCursorPosition                                                     (hConsoleOutput,dwCursorPosition);
    }
    	
    void DRAW()
    {		
    
    
    					       //}This is the how outline, that outlines the whole screen							
    	cout<<"\n"<<TOP_LEFT;   //This is the top left corner of the whole outline
    	for(int x=0; x<77; x++)	
    	{
    		cout<<STRAIGHT;	   //Here we go straight to the other corner
    	}
    
    	cout<<TOP_RIGH<<endl;   //This is the top right corner of the whole outline
    							
    	for(x=0; x<47; x++)	   //}This Process Covers both columns on each side
    	{
    		cout<<VERTICA<<
    		"                          "			   //} A big 78 space
    		"                          "			   // 
    		"                         "<<VERTICA<<endl;//} A big 78 space
    	}
    
    	cout<<BOT_LEF;			//This Makes the Bottom Left Corner
    
    	for(x=0; x<77; x++)
    	{
    		cout<<STRAIGHT;		//}This goes from the bottom-left to the right
    	}
    
    	cout<<BOT_RIG<<endl;	//This makes the Bottom Right Corner
    
    						    //}This is the how outline, that outlines the whole screen
    	
    	gotoxy(10,38);			//<--- Go around the Bottom Of the screen 
    	
    							//Create a box in where progress will be done...
    
    	cout<<TOP_LEFT;          //Create the Top Left Corner of the Progress-Bar
    
    	for(x=0; x<53; x++)
    	{
    		cout<<STRAIGHT;     //}Here we go from the top-left to the top-right
    	}
    
    	cout<<TOP_RIGH<<endl;	//Create the Top Right Corner of the Progress-Bar
    
    	gotoxy(64,39);			//<--- Go 2 lines down and x-position of the Top Left 
    
    	cout<<VERTICA;			//Make a vertical, for helping us closing the box
    
    	gotoxy(10,39);			//<--- Go to the other side to do the same thing
    
    	cout<<VERTICA;			//Make a vertical
    
    	gotoxy(10,40);			//Go to the bottom of the first vertical
    	
    	cout<<BOT_LEF;			//Create the Bottom Left Corner
    
    	for(x=0; x<53; x++)
    	{
    		cout<<STRAIGHT;		//}Here you make a line all the way to the other side
    	}
    	
    	cout<<BOT_RIG;			//Make the Bottom Right Corner
    
    	gotoxy(35,4);			//And Finally
    	cout<<"-------";
    	gotoxy(34,5);
    	cout<<"| SETUP |";		//}THE TITLE "SETUP"
    	gotoxy(35,6);
    	cout<<"-------";		
    }
    
    void Full()					//FULL-SCREEN FUNCTION
    {
    	keybd_event(VK_MENU, 0x38, 0, 0);
    	keybd_event(VK_RETURN, 0x1c, 0, 0);
    	keybd_event(VK_RETURN, 0x1c, KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0);
    	keybd_event(VK_MENU, 0x38, KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0);
    }
    
    void Announce()				//Here it just couts the warnings...
    {
    	gotoxy(10,10);			//Go at the top
    
    	Sleep(1000);			//Sleep for a second
    
    							//1st Warning
    	cout<<"\a-> PRECAUTION! A VIRUS HAS ENTERED YOUR SYSTEM!";
    
    	Sleep(5000);			//Sleep for 5 seconds
    
    	gotoxy(10,12);			//Go below the 1st Warning
    
    							//2nd Warning
    	cout<<"\a-> SETUP IS TRYING TO FIX THE PROBLEM!";
    
    	Sleep(5000);			//Sleep for 5 seconds
    
    	gotoxy(10,14);			//Go below the 2nd Warning
    
    							//3rd Warning
    	cout<<"\a-> SHUTTING OFF YOUR COMPUTER WILL CAUSE THE LOSS OF ALL DATA!";
    
    	Sleep(5000);			//Sleep for 5 seconds
    }
    
    void Check()
    {
    
    	for(int x=0; x<40; x++)	//Repeat the process for 40 times...
    	{
    		gotoxy(10,25);		//Go to a place
    
    							//Cout a loading character
    		cout<<"Trying to fix the Problem |";
    
    		Sleep(100);			//Sleep for a while
    		
    		gotoxy(10,25);		//Go to the same place
    
    							//Cout a loading character
    		cout<<"Trying to fix the Problem /";
    
    		Sleep(100);			//Sleep for a while
    
    		gotoxy(10,25);		//Go to the same place
    
    							//Cout a loading character
    		cout<<"Trying to fix the Problem -";
    
    		Sleep(100);			//Sleep for a while
    
    		gotoxy(10,25);		//Go to the same place
    
    							//Cout a loading character
    		cout<<"Trying to fix the Problem \\";
    
    		Sleep(100);			//Sleep for a while
    	}
    }
    
    void Format()				//Here is where the simulation of formating
    {							//takes place!
    
    	gotoxy(7,20);			//Go somewhere to cout a star, and start couting
    
    	cout<<"\a->";				//Here it prints the star '*'
    
    	gotoxy(10,20);			//Cout that Checking failed and formating is about
    							//to take place
    	cout<<"SETUP COULDN'T FIX THE PROBLEM, SETUP WILL FORMAT THE COMPUTER";
    
    	gotoxy(10,22);			//<---Go Somewhere, where there is more space
    
    							//Giving more false-additional information
    	cout<<"SO THE VIRUS DOESN'T CREATE PERMANENT DAMAGE TO YOUR MACHINE";
    	
    	
    	int ix = 12;			//Initialize a variable that will hold an x-coord.
    
    	gotoxy(10,35);			//<---Go Somewhere to cout for what is below
    
    	cout<<"FORMATTING VOLUME 'C:' ";
    
    	for(int x=0;x<101;x+=2)	//In here it will cout a Block for a random time
    	{
    							//Seed the random number
    		srand((unsigned)time(NULL));	
    
    		int random = rand() % 10000; //Random number between 0-9 sec
    		
    		gotoxy(35,36);		//<---Go to cout the percent
    
    		cout<<x<<"%";		//Cout The Percent Done
    
    		Sleep(random);		//Sleep for a random time interval from 0 to 9 sec.
    
    		gotoxy(ix,39);		//<---Go to a position to cout the Block
    
    		cout<<BLOCK;		//Cout the Block
    
    		ix++;				//Move one to cout the next block
    	}
    		gotoxy(20,42);		//<---Go somewhere, where there is space
    
    							//Cout that there computer has succesfully
    							//Been formatted! HAHAHAH!!
    		cout<<"\aSETUP HAS FINISHED DELETING YOUR COMPUTER";
    }
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    Last edited by toonlover; 01-07-2006 at 06:55 PM.

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    What a crappy program to give to someone -

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    Remember People...this is a Prank Program...
    Can any one help me fix this bug?

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