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bad secotrs on floppy disk

By Daz'n'Ash ·
I have 2 floppy disks that have bad sectors on them. How can I remove them? I also have 3 othere floppy disks and they are 720kb capacity and the problem is that I cannot see what is on them or even format them. They have only the one small sqareat the top right of the disk instead of the 2 holes. Does this matter? How can I format them to use again?

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by IPv6Guru In reply to bad secotrs on floppy dis ...

You can format the as follows: "Format /f:720 a:" .. you can also specify the number of tracks/sectors, but the above method is quicker/more standard.

Normal third-party utils such as norton diskdocter allow you to scan a floppy's surface and "mark" bad sectors, thereby keeping the system from using them again.

By all means: get another floppy!!

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to bad secotrs on floppy dis ...

Thank you for your answer to my question, but it did not work. I think maybe the floppy itself is the problem. The message that was given when an attempt was made to format as you specified, something about general failure. Thanks anyway. Feel free to contact me if you have any other ideas.

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by LiQuiDKeWL In reply to bad secotrs on floppy dis ...

If a disk has bad sectors you cannot get them back. You should be able to see 720kb disks in your drive, unless there is a problem with them as well.

As you have noticed 720kb disks have only one hole.

You can format 720kb by right clicking the A: drive in My computer, selecting format and then selecting 720kb format from one of the drop down menu's.

Cheers ....

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to bad secotrs on floppy dis ...

Hi Jason,
Thank you for your reply to my question. have successfully formatted the floppy disks. Why does this 720kb disk have only one hole? By the way, I don't use these small disks, I am doing it for my father because my computer has MUCh more grunt than his LOL
Thanks again.

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