Dying PCjr drive; options?
dave04a at dunfield.com
Mon Oct 10 06:17:20 CDT 2005
At 20:16 09/10/2005 -0500, you wrote:
>Dave Dunfield wrote:
>> - Run ImageDisk, select the drive etc. and execute the A)lign/Test function.
>Sadly, the drive is so far off that I can't get the thing to boot at all to run
>ImageDisk :-( But thanks for the instructions; I will clip'n'save them.
Actually, it never occured to me that anyone would try to do this by booting
from the drive. I was thinking that you would pull the drive and drop it onto
a working system.
One thing I have on my bench which is very handy, is the PC has modified drive
cable which brings drive 'B' out to a 37-pin 'D' connector on the back, and
a plug-in cable to allow me to easily connect external drives. I use this both
for testing drives, and for imaging from/to 5.25" and 8" drives.
I have details/photos on how to make the cables and adapters posted to my site.
Look at "Disks/Software images" near the bottom, and then "notes on connecting
an 8" drive.
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