[Color Computer] [Coco] Re: FD-502 controller problem
Paul T. Barton
idezilla at yahoo.com
Sat May 20 01:01:37 EDT 2006
By any chance are you using a straight cable
(between the controller and the drives) or a PC-twisted one?
That would definetly be a no-no.
--- Steve Ostrom <smostrom at mn.rr.com> wrote:
> If all else fails, try cleaning the drives. I found that a dirty drive
> will cause a lot of really weird things. If you don't have one, 5.25"
> drive cleaners are available on eBay. I've copied thousands of Coco
> diskettes to my Cloud-9 hard drive, and every once in awhile I'll run
> into an old diskette which has the media scaling off. Often this disk
> will sound raspy when spinning in the drive. It often results in a
> drive failure where doing a DSKINI will appear to work during the first
> pass, but will fail in the verification second pass. Cleaning the drive
> will take care of this problem almost immediately. Even if this isn't
> your problem, having a drive cleaning diskette and cleaner fluid is
> highly recommended. Old diskettes do degrade.
> -- Steve --
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