Problems reading older disk on newer drive

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Sat Dec 18 12:25:57 2004

I think we've discussed this before. Sorry if we're re-treading old

I'm trying to read a disk an old double-density PC formatted disk on a
high-density drive. I can read the directory and certain small files just
fine, but any files that are larger than a few sectors (or perhaps that
span a track) return "Sector Not Found" errors. What is the deal with

This is under DOS 6.22. Is there a way to get DOS to recognize that this
is a double-density disk and to perform whatever internal magic is
necessary to read the disk properly? Or is this an issue of hardware?

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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