[vcf-midatlantic] Bad disks

abodnar at zoominternet.net abodnar at zoominternet.net
Wed Apr 19 09:16:49 EDT 2017

Evan, if you are running CP/M there is a program called findbad that locks out bad sectors.
Alex B

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From: Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org>
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Cc: Evan Koblentz <evan at vcfed.org>
Sent: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:27:26 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [vcf-midatlantic] Bad disks

I went to format 5.25 disks from a NOS box still in shrink wrap. There 
were 11 disks in the box ("pay for 10, get one free"). Every disk 
resulted in a track error at a different track.

If you can't trust never-opened disks to be good, then how do you 
acquire disks?

Is there any good software to repair the errors?

Evan Koblentz, director
Vintage Computer Federation
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evan at vcfed.org
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