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FBAD58 latest version of bad sector lockout program [message #112261] Mon, 16 September 2013 13:41
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Date: Sun, 30-Dec-84 23:16:58 EST
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The latest version of FINDBAD, the program which does a
non-destructive read of a disk and then creates a dummy file to
allocate bad sectors so CP/M won't use them, is now available from
SIMTEL20:

Filename			Type	 Bytes	 CRC

Directory MICRO:
FBAD58.AQM.1			COM	 25216  F3D9H
FBAD58.COM.1			COM	  2176  D033H

Here's the update author's comments on what's new in this version:

...Added the ability to keep bad blocks that were flagged in a
previous [UNUSED].BAD file.  If a block was ever flagged as bad by
this program, it is probably weak.  If on a subsequent test, it makes
it through the BIOS retries and is read successfully, I want the block
to stay in the UNUSED.BAD file.  Removed the code in LTOP which
cleared the high byte of HL after a call to SECTRN.  My BIOS (Morrow
DJDMA) sets the high bit of HL to indicate SIDE 1 of a double sided
drive.

--Keith
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