Help Needed: Kaypro 10 HDD Problems

From: Bill/Carolyn Pechter <>
Date: Tue May 12 10:05:49 1998

> If all else fails you may want to try a low level format on the hard
> drive. Boot with a MS-Dos ver 2.10 or later, run debug. At the '_'
> prompt type in g=c800:5 which should access the controller rom and
> enable you to low level format (it is <crudely> menu driven). Your
> Tandon has 306 cylinders, 4 heads and 17 sectors per track. After the
> low level format procede with the high level partitioning and
> formatting.
> -Marty

This may work on a Kaypro PC -- but not on the K10 which is a CP/M
non-x86 machine.

The WD controller has no format embedded in ROM. To format it
you need either the utilities or the ability to write your own format.

Received on Tue May 12 1998 - 10:05:49 BST

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