[Coco] Read Coco floppies in my PC
chadbh74 at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 30 23:48:08 EDT 2012
Your problem I think is Xp....I just tried formatting a 360k disk in my xp pc that has a 1.2mb floppy and also get error...it will read/write 360k pc formatted disks fine, but not FORMAT them itself... The Win '98 pc DOES format 360k disks perfectly with its 1.2 mb drive. Also the other floppy now in my xp machine used to be in a 98 box and it formatted 360k perfectly then
Robert Gault <robert.gault at att.net> wrote:
>> The drives I just got are 1.2Mb, and I have tried several times to format a
>> 360K disk, but for some reason it won't let me. I type in the command format
>> b: /f:360 (which SHOULD work), but it gives me an error message.
>> Has ANYONE been successful formatting a 360K disk in XP with a 1.2Mb drive?
>There is no point in trying to use WinXP or DOS commands to format disks that
>will be used with a Coco or Coco disk format. Besides which, if you have Coco
>disks with data on them, why would you want to format them as that would erase
>You want to be able to read/write these disks as Coco disks. Since you have
>WinXP, you can't use any programs that rely on DOS as it does not exist with WinXP.
>One simple way to access these disks is to use the VCC emulator. However, you
>must also have fdrawcmd.sys installed as explained in the VCC "Welcome to
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>Coco at maltedmedia.com
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