[Coco] CoCoPak program...
tim at franklinlabs.com
Mon Aug 1 15:53:33 EDT 2016
I never tried it on Windows 10 (I'm not installing that virus on my
computer LOL). The software is NOT compatible with anything above
Windows XP due to changes Micr$0ft made in their OS with the release of
Vista. I know what the problem is and I've been planning on fixing it.
I have been talking to Roger over the last few months but I've had a
few family related setbacks that has taken my time up. I'm hoping to
get back into it in a month or two. It should work fine in a VM ware
image running XP.
The software reads and writes directly to the sectors of the card,
ignoring the FAT system. Micro$soft changed the sector level drive
access functionality in an attempt to stop virus attacks when Vista was
released. The OS periodically scans the drives for a valid file system.
If the file system exists, it blocks all sector level write access to
the drive. If you can blank out the cards first 512 sectors (NOT
FORMAT), Windows 10 should work. After the sectors have been cleared,
the card must be remounted (removed and re-inserted) and should be
usable. Keep in mind, I've not tested it on Windows 10 so i don't know
what other BS blocks Micro$oft put in.
On August 1, 2016 at 2:28 PM Steve Batson via Coco
<coco at maltedmedia.com> wrote:
Tim Franklin or anyone else that can answer the following:
I was using CoCoPak this morning and found that it would not see
plugged in and mounted SD Cards on my Windows 10 Pro Laptop. The
program started fine, just couldn't see the SD card. I was able to
load and use it just fine in a Windows XP VM on my Mac. So my
question: Is it compatible with Windows 10 and if so, is there
something special that needs to be done or another version needed?
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