What would cause a regular pattern of bad sectors?
terry at webweavers.co.nz
Mon Apr 24 07:44:50 CDT 2017
Ive been extracting data off a 3.5 inch windows XP-formatted floppy disk
with many bad sectors. The odd thing is it's always the same bad sectors
on every track. Such a 3, 8, 12 and 17. Once or twice it might be just 3,
8 and 17. Or occasionally 3, 8, 9 12, 17. This patten is the same for
every track. It's (more or less) always the same sectors that are bad.
Why? I can't believe natural degredation would be so consistent. Anyone
have any thoughts?
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