Progress on NEC APC

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Fri Apr 21 15:29:24 2000

On Fri, 21 Apr 2000, Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) wrote:

> On Fri, 21 Apr 2000, Sellam Ismail wrote:
> > I stuck the disks I'm trying to recover data from in the B: drive and did a
> > DIR but they all come back with "NO FILE". Now of course this means
> > that the disks contain no files but I'm thinking there has to be something
> > wrong here.
> > The system disk is CP/M-86. I still don't know what format the disks in
> > question are but I assumed they were also CP/M-86.
> Why?
> > What could be
> > amiss here, aside from the possibility that the disks ARE empty? What
> > utilities are available to me on the system disk to view a raw dump of the
> > target disks?
> The APC cupported both CP/M-86 and MS-DOS. Later today I'll look up some
> specs to try to predict what the CP/M-86 would see on the MS-DOS format.
It gives you a big fat error message. His report of the "NO FILES" response
from DIR would indicate that the disk(s) are CP/M-86 format, and would be
consistant with either no files at all and also no files in the user area -
normally 0. There is, regrettably, no program like SHOW on the CP/M-86
system disk. You just have to step through each user area and issue the
DIR command.
                                                 - don

> > I can't believe after all this effort that these damn disks contain nothing.
> Happens all the time. People often send the wrong diskettes.
> --
> Grumpy Ol' Fred
Received on Fri Apr 21 2000 - 15:29:24 BST

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