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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    DIR only reads the directory of the drive, not the files.

    On your XT you may want to verify the readability of the files with the command:

    COPY /B A:*.* NUL

    Which will read all files in a directory (but not those in a subdirectory) and drop the data in the bit-bucket.
    I like to use Norton Disk Test to check floppies.

    It will verify the format and data of every sector for readability.

    Been using it for ~ 30 years and it's never failed me.
    If you're looking for DS/DD or DS/HD 3" or 5" floppy disks, PM me. I've got some new, used, and factory over-labeled disks for sale.

    There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. -- Leonard Cohen
    ☞ Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

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    Stone, there are a lot of programs that can do that. But you already know that. Some even allow you to take a stab at repairing a bad sector.


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