March 18th, 2004, 09:59 AM
Do u have any freeware software for formatting my floppy which is not working the tool should also increase its size.
March 18th, 2004, 04:29 PM
Disktest PRO 1.0 -- but I don't think it format's to 1.68 or 1.72meg
Alkonost MaxFormat -- this one will format to 1.68 and 1.72
GRDuw -- (for Me/98/95)- I've used this for a long time, the older version was better.
that GRDuw.. did do it all.. fix and format.. if I can find the old version, I'll post a link or attach it.
March 23rd, 2004, 04:41 AM
wtf i never even knew the size could be increased, wtf cool for the question and info i guess
March 23rd, 2004, 05:33 AM
scriptkiddie... it's not really recommended to reformat disks to larger sizes.
What they are really doing is decreasing tolerances/width of tracks in the process.
If you had high quality disks and a good FD mastering setup, then it works.. but for the most part, when we do it on normal drives.. it will not last long before degrading to unreadable data after a few months. In the old distant past, people have drilled holes in 720k disks and reformatted to 1.44meg... but as far as I can see, it's only good for the short shot.
March 23rd, 2004, 09:52 AM
Hi Nataraj, welcome to AO
What "is not working"? I take it you are talking about a 1.44Mb floppy disk?
formatting my floppy which is not working
the tool should also increase its size.
Have you got a corrupted floppy and want to recover onto the same disk?.I would certainly not recommend that! Recover onto your hard drive and copy onto a new floppy.
Are you sure that you are not talking about a hard drive?
Or is it an LS120, or Iomega Zip drive?
I would like a bit more information on what is "not working" and what you are trying to do, as I am not sure that we have answered your question?
EDIT: It would help us to help you if you told us what operating system (OS) you are running, and the basic specifications of your system
April 1st, 2004, 03:26 PM
hey sumdumguy thanx!!!!!
I too had the floopy problem. Thanx for the site.