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OzzY



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OzzY
Hello! The diskette drive is not working. I think it may be dirty.
Are those disks for cleanning the drive really recommended?

thanks
Post 15 Dec 2007, 15:54
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f0dder



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Better juts buy a new floppy drive, they're very inexpensive nowadays, and at least that way you know the drive works (and that you're not going to destroy floppies by inserting them into a b0rked drive).
Post 15 Dec 2007, 17:07
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Dex4u



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Also floppy disks, are not made as good as they used to be.
Post 15 Dec 2007, 18:50
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edfed



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yes,nowadays, floppies are good for test, boot, little data transfert, compatible FAT12, etc... but the best now is to have a hard disk.
Post 15 Dec 2007, 19:36
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kohlrak



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Aye... The only real good is for if you have 2 computers and want to quickly test a boot program you made, since you can set special lines on your system to boot a floppy or cd image on your HD.
Post 15 Dec 2007, 20:07
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edfed



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, hum, for boot test, if you have a second hard drive and windows 9x or dos, copy of image is possible...
images for disk. biosdrive 81h.
Post 15 Dec 2007, 21:26
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kohlrak



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On windows xp, there is a file on which it'll give you an option of which OS you want to use. It's some kind of raw text file that stores some fancy stuff, but it's pretty easy to use. I think it's boot.ini... I learned how to use it when messing with some menuet/kolibri stuff. Don't need a second hard-drive, it'll just let you choose which you want to use... But it's easier to just use an emulator or a floppy drive if you have another computer beside your development machine. boot.txt is probably best reserved for final versions.
Post 15 Dec 2007, 21:31
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edfed



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a test machine with a console, a minimal file transfert protocol via COM1?
with a second hard drive
you can find this, here, sometimes, i find old computers with hard drives in the street. Wink
Post 15 Dec 2007, 21:36
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kohlrak



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But then you'd have to boot it up to transfer to it, or take apart your own machine to put in or out the hd... Unless you're getting a completely different image than i am. With floppy, it's easy... Just turn off compy, put in floppy, turn on... Aside from that, a floppy isn't worth much. XD
Post 16 Dec 2007, 01:46
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