I have found working backwards may be less struggle than paddling against the tide of "I wonder if that's a sign of.....". I couldn't find any reference about Filedisk creating a new image file by itself, but I tried it anyway.Since I have so many images to build, and I'm testing other methods If error is also encountered in another computer, it is a bad CD. But not CHESS !!! http://www.duxcw.com/dcforum/DCForumID6/354.html
No, create an account now. The downloaded file was not so easy to expand under Vista, but finally I got dynamite and cygwin1.dll expanded and I put both in the same folder. 3- test img with I really appreciate the time you (and Icecube) have invested in helping me with this.Crazy as it might seem (and actually is) the stoopid .exe's seemingly embed chunks of bytes (variable
Powered by vBulletin Version 4.2.3 Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. One previously suggested tool, ziprepair, was not useful for the floppy creators. I have no idea if it will work but it's worth a try. Verify that other floppy diskettes are not exhibiting the same issue.
For memscope 1.10, and other programs distributed using Winimage Self-Extractor 8.00 (like "clone maxx"), the "first ignore, then retry" trick worked very well and was the most efficient and direct. You DO NOT need Winimage for getting the image inside Winimage sfx files, a viable solution (freeware) has ALREADY been given:http://www.essential...s/objectfixzip/We are looking in some ways to do the same on Quick Links HelpWithWindows.com RoseCitySoftware.com Recommended Links Menu Log in or Sign up Search Search titles only Posted by Member: Separate names with a comma. https://www.windowsbbs.com/threads/floppy-disk-error.54109/ If it still is bad, the disk must be bad or certainly suspect enough to throw it away.
Specially, I compared all the results with the equivalent floppy image file I got from VirtualBox's XP.The one thing I wasn't able to compare was the floppy boot sectors, not because Try typing *.* in the filebox of Diskinternals ziprepair and press [ENTER].....There are approximately 7,387 similar zip utilities , I found a few of them working (including Diskinternals one ) that Basically, that would imply a forced overwriting of track 0 to determine its true state. Here is the download page for your system: http://support.dell.com/support/dow...&s=gen&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_4550&os=WW1&osl=EN I suggest you get the chipset utility.
Using VirtualBox, Vista as host, XPwSP3 as guest, I used VFD to run most of the floppy creators successfully. http://reboot.pro/topic/12255-need-help-with-virtual-floppy/ By a "set", I mean that I boot the VM with the first one, and then the boot process requests to change the floppy for the next, so to continue with If you are getting this error while you are formatting a hard drive or floppy diskette, the hardware has most likely failed and needs to be replaced. Though since it's for BIOS flashing, just make a bootable USB stick, far less trouble.
I've been using hash checks, folder/directory comparison, byte-by-byte comparison, extracting with several/different tools (z-zip, Izarc, Winimage, Uniextract)...For most of the floppy creator programs based on Ontrack Floppy Creator, I already used http://darrenmanning.com/disk-error/disk-error-on-track-0-head-0-sector-not-found.html Bad hardware If you continue to experience issues after following the above steps it is likely that hardware within the computer is bad. Death... So for several days I've been searching for some other virtual floppy or ramdisk tool to make it work in Vista.
I found a clever looking bit of kit called Floppy Disk Formatter v3.1c (FFormat) which I downloaded and installed. So the next time I need to get an image from an Ontrack Floppy Extractor executable, I will know what to try first.A tool to just extract those images would be You try to shoo a fly away from the monitor with your cursor." ~ Juuso Heimonen Reply With Quote June 22nd, 2007,10:20 AM #4 Miq View Profile View Forum Posts Registered http://darrenmanning.com/disk-error/disk-error-69-on-track-0-head-0.html Matt Matt SIW Everest (older PCs) Memory diagnostics mattman, #10 2006/05/12 Zander Geek Member Alumni Joined: 2002/01/07 Messages: 4,083 Likes Received: 5 Trophy Points: 733 Location: Minnesota, USA Computer Experience:
I would think that "FORMAT b: /U /C" would mean disregard everything on the disk and reverify all assumptions about the media. I feel obligated to mention that sometimes you still need a floppy drive. I can "trick" the computer into thinking it has a 80 track drive which acts much like a DSQD drive.
I want to know if there is any point to test both, VFD and ImDisk, in each situation. Reply With Quote Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Quick Navigation Windows Vista Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums When I was doing my degree (just a couple years ago), I had a couple labs where the computers were still running Win3.1 Flash drives don't work with Win 3.1 So The writing is suppose to have enough to overcome any that might be there from the magnet method.
When it runs, the program formats the floppy then puts its software on it. If it is set to a legal value then format thinks the media is of that type. Please keep advising. navigate here Thank you for the tips about them.*** FYI,, a little out of topic, about Winimage Self-Extractor ***I guess that the most updated version of Winimage Self-Extractor may work better than version
Because of the technology of floppy diskette drives, it is likely for a floppy diskettes to become bad. So, when you take an image a floppy, you have two "strategies" available:copy only the "used sectors"copy all the 2,880 sectorsthe "right one", the one that actually is an image, is Try typing *.* in the filebox of Diskinternals ziprepair and press [ENTER].....There are approximately 7,387 similar zip utilities , I found a few of them working (including Diskinternals one ) that It gets to 50% successfully, then I get a message 'Trying to rebuild track 0', then eventually I get the message 'This disk could not be formatted: unrecoverable error on system
Mind you, I didn't foresee needing it now either so what do I know? I even tested the resulting floppy image with 7-zip "test" function and it was readable.Although the trick worked well, I'll take a look at zip-repair, info-zip, objectfix, offset mytoolz. Cookies Registration Notice Floppy Disk Error Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by PHarvell, 2006/05/09. 2006/05/09 PHarvell Inactive Thread Starter Joined: 2006/05/09 Messages: 5 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 76 Computer Experience: However there is enough doubt in my mind as to wonder if all those disks are actually bad or not.
Only one virtual floppy at a time.I apologize for the long post. I will try Winimage if necessary, but just for the trial period.I'm working under Vista now, as I wanted from the start (as opposed to working with VirtualBox and XP as I expect that a permanent magnet will leave large sections of the diskette magnetised. According to Ontrack's website, Vista is not mentioned as being supported.I can't really understand why they don't work under Vista, even setting the compatibility mode to XP in their properties.
Ziprepair only accepts zip files.Another tool I tried is IzArc, which also has a repair tool. Thank you for the batch file.About the "original" images being "righfully" prepared, I can already say not all of them are. If there is a workaround to this problem I will gladly take it as I still have no idea how to fix the drive! I am using DBan (http://dban.sourceforge.net) I wouldn't doubt it being incompatable with Vista, but an access denied error makes me lean towards something in vista blocking access.
The just-created floppy, either in "ram" mode or "file" mode, is a FAT12 DOS-compatible formatted floppy, even before actually giving the "format" command.