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leshibbard
05-02-2004, 06:57 AM
Is there software available on the internet for formatting floppies that have used the PCTools Backup?, as Dos or Windows Command won't even look at formatting them.

Les 3

mark.p
05-02-2004, 07:38 AM
Get a friend who has Linux on his/her/ machine and give it a go. Or try one of the many Linux bootable cds or emergency boot floppies and have a go yourself- http://esm2.imt-mrs.fr/~staffelb/guide_linux/part1/format.html

mark.p
05-02-2004, 07:43 AM
This page might be more helpfull- http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man8/floppy.8.html

leshibbard
05-02-2004, 11:46 AM
mark.p thanks for that, downloaed off the site and formatted 15 floppies okay, but 5 had the 0 sector corrupt!.

Floppies had been stored in a drawer for a long time so suppose they must have deteriorated.

Thanks again,

les 3

godfather
05-02-2004, 12:13 PM
Do not trust any of the batch in that case. Its indicative that they have all passed their use by date...