What would cause a regular pattern of bad sectors?
paulkoning at comcast.net
Mon Apr 24 08:16:26 CDT 2017
> On Apr 24, 2017, at 8:44 AM, Terry Stewart via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> 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?
A radial scratch on the media?
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