Reading DMF-formatted disks

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mbalmer
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Reading DMF-formatted disks

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Any time I use a DMF-formatted image with my Gotek, I get "sector not found" errors when trying to read them. Is something misconfigured, or can I not use this format with the HxC firmware?

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Re: Reading DMF-formatted disks

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Sure you can use DMF format. But can you share one of these DMF file ?

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Re: Reading DMF-formatted disks

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Sure -- When installing either Windows 95 or 98, the second disk always fails to read during setup. I tried to just copy over the files in DOS as well and got "sector not found" errors.

I can't seem to attach it here (file too large). I can email it?

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mbalmer wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 7:39 pm
Sure -- When installing either Windows 95 or 98, the second disk always fails to read during setup. I tried to just copy over the files in DOS as well and got "sector not found" errors.

I can't seem to attach it here (file too large). I can email it?
I really need the images to diagnose the issue. Where have you downloaded them ?

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Re: Reading DMF-formatted disks

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Windows 95 came from winworldpc.com. They're the install disks for the floppy edition of Win95OSR2.

The Win98 floppy disks came from vetusware.com.


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Can you try to convert these images with the HxC tool to HFE and tell me if you can read them :

https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_dri ... t_beta.zip

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After conversion to the HFE format, the disks read fine.

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mbalmer wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 9:29 pm
After conversion to the HFE format, the disks read fine.
Ok i will check the internal table and fix it for the next version.

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