[Coco] dskini and retrieve
operator at coco3.com
Sat Nov 8 12:42:01 EST 2008
I'm having a mess of a time trying to get both retrieve.exe and
dskini.exe to work on my old Win98 PC.
I've got two versions of those utilities, apparently one by Collyer
and the originals from Vavasour. I've set my BIOS to every setting
possible: 360K 5.25", 720K 3.5", 1.44, and 2.88. The drive is the
original 3.5" 1.44 that came with the PC. I've tried both DD and HD
floppies, with the write protect and density holes opened and
closed. I couldn't remember if the write protect hole should be
opened or closed so I tried both.
Nothing seems to work. All attempts cause DOS to throw the
"Abort/Retry/Ignore/Continue" prompt at me except for one BIOS
setting which causes dskini.exe to quickly step through all tracks of
the floppy in about one second similar to if the head is seeking
track 0 from the last track. ZipppPpppPPPpp, then the DOS prompt as
if the action was successful. It was not. The floppy remains blank
Is there any kind of MS-DOS or Windows 98 tool out there works better
than these Vavasour tools?
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