DOS feature on formatting disk

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Tue Jan 18 15:20:41 2005

On Tue, 18 Jan 2005, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
> track 0. Why must it fail to format because track 0
> is partially readable when I specifically asked it
> to unconditionally format?

Because MICROS~1 is completely unclear on the concept of "unconditional".

In their more recent operating systems, they are also completely unclear
on the concept of "floppy boot". If one of the system files ON THE HARD
DISK is bad, it CAN NOT be booted. What else can I boot an NT machine
with that can read and write an NTFS partition?
Received on Tue Jan 18 2005 - 15:20:41 GMT

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