Reply 20 of 26, by darry
kikendo wrote on 2020-06-16, 22:11:
OK I am more confused than before. I did a lot more tests, and I managed to format a bunch of 360KB disks, but not all. Also the […]
OK I am more confused than before. I did a lot more tests, and I managed to format a bunch of 360KB disks, but not all. Also the only 1.2MB disk I have, I couldn't format (same error, track 0 unreadable). I made a MS-DOS 6.22 boot disk which seemed more successful at formatting disks than the Windows 98 DOS boot disk I had before. Could it be that Windows 98 had something to do with this, too?
The weird thing is that the disks that I can't write to on the PC I can write to on my C64.
I think the drive is fine, but maybe it's more sensitive to media on the verge of bit rotting, which might be read OK but losing density to be written on.
I would have to buy a box of new old stock 2HD disks to do more tests, but for now I feel like I spent way too much time with this unit.
Are the disks that work only on your C64 single-sided ?