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January 23rd, 2008, 12:23 PM
my atri disk drive ate my copy of cut and paste any one able to provide me with a copy of cut and paste or that can tell me how to read them (:edit:on a pc).theres a lot of letters from my mom to my dad on them and im trying to get them off for her

Micom 2000
January 24th, 2008, 01:53 PM
What type of atari is it. 8bit or ST. If it's an ST there are many editing programs you can use to read virtually all disks. Likely also possible on 8-bit machines too. Check the archives of comp.sys.atari.8bit on Google.


January 24th, 2008, 08:37 PM
atari 800 the're single sided disk which i understand are unreadable by pcs also i can't get my printer interface to work long enough to print them

February 3rd, 2008, 02:45 PM
Email me - curt@atarimuseum.com

I can make a disk image for you, do you have an SIO2PC connection to copy the disk image down to your 800 off of a PC ?


February 10th, 2008, 07:47 PM
no its a liitte over my price range
but im hoping to get one (some one just got there first job lol) all i have is an 800 and a 810 that only reads disk (dos nt write for some reason)

February 11th, 2008, 05:15 AM
With the risk of being ignorant to your computer skills, have you ensured the 5.25" floppy disks are not write protected, i.e. have a small notched hole in the upper right corner, not covered by tape?

February 11th, 2008, 01:24 PM
ive checked
machine says general error when formatting

and reading them is questionale too it no longer reads my print shop disk sometimes

Terry Yager
February 12th, 2008, 11:38 AM
Clean the heads. Old media can play hell with 'em, rubbing off and depositing on them.


February 12th, 2008, 12:38 PM
already have
i may have forgot too mention the drive started as two now working drives and has been pieced together i know some of the chips are bad ass its spent much of the 90s in a barn

April 2nd, 2008, 06:50 AM
In a barn wow...