Disk problems/questions.

From: Barry Peterson <bmpete_at_swbell.net>
Date: Sun Feb 15 18:38:51 1998

On Sat, 14 Feb 1998 21:28:00 -0500, you said:

><With a 386 computer configured for B: =3D 360KB, a disk formatted in B:
><seems fine with no error messages. BUT: running SCANDISK on said
><newly-formatted 360KB diskette results in an error message: "Media
><descriptor byte incorrect", and prompts for repair. The byte, before
><and after repair, is hex FD. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
>I suspect the following:
>Disk controller board.

It works the same way on another 386computer.

>Corrupted format program.

I've also used Xtree and Norton utilities. Same error message.

>Corrupted scandisk program.

My suspicion, or an existing bug. I'm using DOS version 6.22.

>One test not mentioned (or i've forgotten) is do you get the same error
>on a disk formatted on a DIFFERENT PC?

Yes, I do, I just tried it.

Barry Peterson bmpete_at_swbell.net
Husband to Diane, Father to Doug,
Grandfather to Zoe and Tegan.
Received on Sun Feb 15 1998 - 18:38:51 GMT

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