Disk problems/questions.

From: Barry Peterson <bmpete_at_swbell.net>
Date: Tue Feb 10 22:14:29 1998

On Tue, 10 Feb 1998 20:53:49 -0700, you said:

>Are you using a 360k drive, or a reconfigured 1.2Meg?
>If the 1.2 M, use the device=driver.sys command in config.sys to set up
>a "d" drive as 360k.
>1.2M are noticably inconsistent when writing and reading 360k, sometimes
>the disk will work, other times the same disk wont.

No, this happens with many different drives and diskettes, ALL 360KB.
I've set the B: drive in the BIOS to 360KB. Format needs no
modifiers and appears to work fine. I can test the 360KB disk in a
1.2MB drive and all is fine. I wanted to use the 386 since I have more
diagnostic tools available, Scandisk seems to just be wrong when it
comes to the older drives/disks.

Barry Peterson bmpete_at_swbell.net
Husband to Diane, Father to Doug,
Grandfather to Zoe and Tegan.
Received on Tue Feb 10 1998 - 22:14:29 GMT

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