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Low Level Format [message #281172] Sun, 09 November 1986 12:00
Originally posted by: cek@princeton.UUCP (Craig Kolb)
Article-I.D.: princeto.2497
Posted: Sun Nov  9 12:00:58 1986
Date-Received: Mon, 10-Nov-86 00:58:27 EST
Reply-To: cek@princeton.UUCP (Craig Kolb)
Organization: CS Department, Princeton University
Lines: 18
Keywords: IBM XT Hard Disk

(Sorry if you see this twice -- I tried canceling the previous
article, but who knows...)

I have a standard, boring IBM XT with a standard, boring 10M hard disk that
is in desperate need of low-level formatting.  I know that there is a way to
do this via 'debug' and the controller, but this doesn't seem to work with
my "old-style" controller.  I keep seeing references to 'hdformat',
however.  Could somebody enlighten me/send me a copy of 'hdformat' or the
equivalent?  My ailing hard disk would greatly appreciate it!  I'll post a
followup if appropriate blahblahblah.

Craig Kolb
UUCP: princeton!cek
BITNET: 6085716@PUCC.BITNET (if you must)

"Today must be thursday.  I never could get the hang of thursdays."
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