Gotek new images not bootable

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mikeyp
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Gotek new images not bootable

Post by mikeyp » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:05 pm

Hi Jeff

Since you fixed the bit rate bug here viewtopic.php?f=33&t=3533 all my new images work fine in dos or windows for reading and writing but are not bootable. Normal floppies are bootable and the old images generated with the wrong bit rate are bootable. It doesn’t make any difference whether the bootable floppy is generated from a img file or a blank image is generated and then written from Windows.

What do I need to try or what information do I need to find to help you with this?

Thanks

Michael

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Re: Gotek new images not bootable

Post by Jeff » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:10 pm

mikeyp wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:05 pm
Hi Jeff

Since you fixed the bit rate bug here viewtopic.php?f=33&t=3533 all my new images work fine in dos or windows for reading and writing but are not bootable. Normal floppies are bootable and the old images generated with the wrong bit rate are bootable. It doesn’t make any difference whether the bootable floppy is generated from a img file or a blank image is generated and then written from Windows.

What do I need to try or what information do I need to find to help you with this?

Thanks

Michael
have you tried to clear the internal emulator settings ?
have you tried to use the 2017 hxc software to convert the img ?
have you tried to use the img files directly ?
have you tried to use an older firmware version ?

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Re: Gotek new images not bootable

Post by mikeyp » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:20 pm

Jeff wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:10 pm
have you tried to clear the internal emulator settings ?
How do I do that please?
Jeff wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:10 pm
have you tried to use the 2017 hxc software to convert the img ?
have you tried to use the img files directly ?
have you tried to use an older firmware version ?
All good things to try, I will give them a go probably tomorrow.

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Re: Gotek new images not bootable

Post by Jeff » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:22 pm

mikeyp wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:20 pm
Jeff wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:10 pm
have you tried to clear the internal emulator settings ?
How do I do that please?
see "Internal parameters settings" :

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1683

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Re: Gotek new images not bootable

Post by Jeff » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:25 pm

oh and a last point ; On PC the right jumper setting is not S0 ! :wink:

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Re: Gotek new images not bootable

Post by mikeyp » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:50 am

Hi Jeff

After testing, I can say that all the images generated are good. The fault is with the firmware. As part of troubleshooting last time, I had updated to HXCFEUSB_V3_1_34_2a.UPD. This won't boot any HFE or IMG images. I down graded back to firmware HXCFEUSB_V3_1_23_1a.UPD and everything is working once more with all images.

Clearing internal settings didn't make any difference.
I didn't need to try older software in the end.
I didn't try IMG files on the newer firmware but they work fine on the older firmware
The older firmware fixed the boot issue.
Both Goteks are already set to S1 and come up as A: (in different computers).

Thanks again
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Re: Gotek new images not bootable

Post by Jeff » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:55 pm

Ok thanks !

Can you try firmwares v3.1.31.4a and v3.1.32.1A ?
tell me if both or only v3.1.31.4a are working.

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Re: Gotek new images not bootable

Post by mikeyp » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:17 pm

Hi Jeff

I can confirm HXCFEUSB_V3_1_31_4a.UPD allows floppies to boot fine, but HXCFEUSB_V3_1_32_1a.UPD gives the error message "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"

Thanks again

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Re: Gotek new images not bootable

Post by Jeff » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:34 pm

mikeyp wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:17 pm
Hi Jeff

I can confirm HXCFEUSB_V3_1_31_4a.UPD allows floppies to boot fine, but HXCFEUSB_V3_1_32_1a.UPD gives the error message "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"

Thanks again
Thanks ! Will fix this soon ! For the moment stay with the stable version or the V3_1_31_4a.

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Re: Gotek new images not bootable

Post by mikeyp » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:13 am

Thank you, will do. Let us know when you manage to sort it. :)

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Re: Gotek new images not bootable

Post by Jeff » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:13 am

mikeyp wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:13 am
Thank you, will do. Let us know when you manage to sort it. :)
Done. Please try it and tell me if this fix your issue :
viewtopic.php?f=33&t=3147&p=19740#p19740

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Re: Gotek new images not bootable

Post by mikeyp » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:00 pm

Jeff wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:13 am
Done. Please try it and tell me if this fix your issue :
viewtopic.php?f=33&t=3147&p=19740#p19740
HXCFEUSB_V3_1_37_1a.UPD boots fine as does HXCFEUSB_V3_1_37_3a.UPD

Thanks again, you're amazing and HxC is worth every penny.

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