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by harlus
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy
Replies: 24
Views: 646

Re: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy

I dumped about a half of my disks, kryoflux is working very well.
I have only a small doubt: i noticed that the generated .img images have a size of 720kb, but i use 360kb disks. Is it normal? I selected "MFM sector image" as suggested.
by harlus
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy
Replies: 24
Views: 646

Re: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy

I received my kryoflux and I started to test it with some disks. It seems it's working good, the only "strange" think it's that I often see "orange" sectors with the "additional information on header" warning, but probably it's normal. Just one question: it's there any sequence to follow when turnin...
by harlus
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy
Replies: 24
Views: 646

Re: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy

Ok, thank you again.
Now I'll wait for my kryoflux and let's see what happens.
by harlus
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy
Replies: 24
Views: 646

Re: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy

Thank you, it's all more clear now. So, what happens if a disk is copy protected? Will the software in the image work properly (assuming that there are not "real" bad/demaged sectors)? Also, what happens if a disk is demaged? Will the files from the other parts of the disk be accessible in the image?
by harlus
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy
Replies: 24
Views: 646

Re: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy

The big part of my disks are home-written, so they're not copy protected. But I also have a few disks that were attached to some magazines, I don't know if they have some kind of copy protection. So, if I understand well, if a disks gets read without errors, it's 100% sure it's not copy protected. I...
by harlus
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy
Replies: 24
Views: 646

Re: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy

Thanks for your answers, i'll try to clean the heads before starting the work. I decided to buy a kryoflux even if it's not strictly necessary, because it may be useful in case of demaged disks, and moreover it has good documentation and support forum. While i'm waiting for my kryoflux, i've some ot...
by harlus
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy
Replies: 24
Views: 646

Re: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy

You only need a separate power suply for the drive itself. The Kryoflux board is powerd via the usb cable. I have a PSU from an old desktop pc that has molex connectors, i think it should be ok to supply the drive, right? However, i unmounted the drive from the case, and I took some pictures. This ...
by harlus
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy
Replies: 24
Views: 646

Re: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy

If its a FD-55(A or no further letter) it is a single sided drive (180k only)! https://www.vogonswiki.com/index.php/Teac_FD-55_series http://www.ndr-nkc.de/download/hard/FD55_maint.pdf David mmh, i'm almost sure that it reads 360k disks. Also in the user's manual of the 8088 they speak about 360k d...
by harlus
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy
Replies: 24
Views: 646

Re: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy

Today I opened the 8088. It's a Sanyo MBC-16PLUS. I took some pictures. Here is the opened pc: https://i.imgur.com/eyENlWa.jpg It seems i'll have to remove that metal cover if I'll decide to clean the heads. Here is the floppy cable. It's very short. https://i.imgur.com/wTzq9Mr.jpg And this is a par...
by harlus
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy
Replies: 24
Views: 646

Re: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy

They are not very "few", it's about 100 disks. Not all of them are "important" to me, but if I start the work I'd like to do all of them. Unfortunately i don't have a "tweener", i only have a pentium4 motherboard. I remember that XP showed the right 5.25" icon, why show the icon if they dropped supp...