Disk problems/questions.

From: Barry Peterson <bmpete_at_swbell.net>
Date: Tue Feb 10 21:31:52 1998

I have encountered a puzzling problem and hope for some insight;

I've been trying to verify my box of DSDD floppy drives (On-topically
>10 years old) so I set up a 386DX-33 (Consider it a perpiperal to
my older systems) After configuring B: to 360KB, I can format/verify
a diskette. When I run Norton DD, (Ver. 6.01, IIRC) it says the disk,
and I assume the drive, is/are fine.

When I run Scandisk (MSDOS 6.22) it says the Media Descriptor Byte
is wrong and warns of dire consequences. It also says the FAT copy is
wrong! I check the Media Descriptor byte, before and after Scandisk
fixes it, and it's always $FD. Does Scandisk have a bug WRT 360KB
disks? I'm tempted to ignore it, but...

Barry Peterson bmpete_at_swbell.net
Husband to Diane, Father to Doug,
Grandfather to Zoe and Tegan.
Received on Tue Feb 10 1998 - 21:31:52 GMT

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