Seeking for help with reading floppys on pc...

By lusdertussen

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26-01-2007, 20:23

The solution is probably very easy, but i cant find it... Eek!

i want to make a dsk file of my msx floppys, but both my pc's won't read the disk. I get the "format error" (windows wants to format the disk).

Can anybody help to pass this error, so i can make dsk-files of my old floppy with disk manager??
Thx

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By Manuel

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26-01-2007, 22:14

By lusdertussen

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26-01-2007, 23:27

thx manuel, i tried this with dcopy but, with most of the disks i get the data read error : Bad address mark...

with some other disk, i get the error "data read error : controller failure".

u know what i can do best?

By Manuel

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26-01-2007, 23:53

Never seen this kind of errors.

By AuroraMSX

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27-01-2007, 14:14

It is possible that the disks:

  • have aged and show loss of data
  • are single sided and therefore not readable on a PC (in WIndows)
  • are copy-protected and use some malformed tracks or sectors