[Coco] DECB FAT question
operator at coco3.com
Wed Jan 17 14:52:30 EST 2007
At 01:21 AM 1/17/2007, you wrote:
>Would have been nice if Microsoft had specified a "bad granule" code.
>Well, the only real difference is that bad sectors marked used will
>still cause problems with BACKUP. Well, they did have to pack
>everything into a small ROM.
I would hope that by now Microsoft knows that the rest of the world
masks out bad sectors instead of calling the entire drive bad.
My old Burke & Burke HD system for the CoCo could format a drive that
was chock full of bad areas and still come out with a useable
drive. My drive was going bad (or the heads?) so every now and then
I'd get a new bad sector popping up, so I would reformat the drive
periodically. It was a Tandy 10-meg, which I could copy to my
Seagate 42-meg for backups and such.
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