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#1 2008-12-31 01:10:06

dotmatrix
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Registered: 2006-10-23
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attention: mssiah formatted disks wont work

hi
i recently formatted a bunch of disks and tried to save a song .
after saving , there were no errors , so i assumed it worked , but when loading , mssiah says : "no files"
so after beeing shocked that i lost 8 hours of work i decided to try it out a little deeper.
i saved a song on two fresh mssiah formatted disks , and loading wont work. so i formatted these disks with c64 (OPEN 1,8,15,"N:NAME,22":CLOSE 1) and loading goes ok with both disks (they are as good as new)
can anyone confirm this?
m.

edit : i'm using a 1541

Last edited by dotmatrix (2008-12-31 01:10:23)

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#2 2008-12-31 11:34:51

Flemming
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Registered: 2008-11-27
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Re: attention: mssiah formatted disks wont work

I experience the same thing - had some problems saving last night so i thought i'd do a little test; i formatted a disk, one side through MSSIAH and side2 using open1,8,15,"n:mssiah,d1":close1

For tests i used the MSSIAH demo - loading it from cartridge and save to disk.

- The MSSIAH-formatted disk will save, but when i try to load it says "no files".. i can even see that the directory entries are broken when i do a load"$",8,1

- The traditionally formatted disk will both save and load in MSSIAH, and it's directory looks perfect when i do a load"$",8,1

Before the test i formatted both sides using open1,8,15,"n:mssiah,d1":close1 and both sides formatted fine without errors, which means that the disk itself is working just fine on both sides....

(edit) I use a 1541-II drive btw

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#3 2009-01-03 01:10:10

Flemming
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Re: attention: mssiah formatted disks wont work

Hmm, are dotmatrix and I really the only ones having problems formatting disks using MSSIAH ??

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#4 2009-01-03 06:09:47

firebrandboy
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From: glasgow, scotland, uk
Registered: 2006-11-11
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Re: attention: mssiah formatted disks wont work

i'll test saving with 1541-ultimate tonight.

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#5 2009-01-03 12:32:10

Flemming
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Re: attention: mssiah formatted disks wont work

firebrandboy wrote:

i'll test saving with 1541-ultimate tonight.

Saving is not a problem... it's that we can't format a disk with MSSIAH disk utilities

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#6 2009-01-03 13:18:00

InactiveX
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From: England
Registered: 2008-08-14
Posts: 280

Re: attention: mssiah formatted disks wont work

My setup duplicates this behaviour. I have a 1541-II drive.

It seems that the way to do it is to always format using the command prompt rather than MSSIAH's Disk File Manager.

Has anyone sent a bug report to 8BV yet?

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#7 2009-01-03 13:55:39

Flemming
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Re: attention: mssiah formatted disks wont work

InactiveX wrote:

Has anyone sent a bug report to 8BV yet?

Not me smile but i think it would be a good idea.. maybe mention to them also the 'test bank'-issue discussed here http://www.prophet64-forum.com/viewtopic.php?id=1138

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#8 2009-01-03 14:37:24

InactiveX
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Re: attention: mssiah formatted disks wont work

I've reported the test bank bug to them. They say it will be addressed in the manual when it is revised.

Dotmatrix - Are you going to report the disk format bug? I think you should as you were the first to mention it here! Otherwise I would be happy to do it.

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#9 2009-01-05 13:50:20

slashviper64
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From: Utrecht-Netherlands
Registered: 2008-02-22
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Re: attention: mssiah formatted disks wont work

no problem for me...it may have a different behaviour using another C64 motherboard?try another c64 model perharps.

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#10 2009-01-07 14:08:22

EVK
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From: Sweden
Registered: 2008-11-20
Posts: 16

Re: attention: mssiah formatted disks wont work

I've had a similar problem and lost some work that way. Can't say for sure that the problem was caused by mssiah though. But it did save the file without reporting any errors and later I found out that the file was corrupt. The disc had been formated by mssiah and I think that's the only disk I've formated that way. Didn't see the connection until I read this thread.

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#11 2009-02-02 21:50:08

teenager
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Registered: 2009-01-27
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Re: attention: mssiah formatted disks wont work

the same problem also happened here. :-/

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#12 2009-02-09 22:05:32

InactiveX
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From: England
Registered: 2008-08-14
Posts: 280

Re: attention: mssiah formatted disks wont work

Has anyone experienced any other problems with the Disk File Manager? Are we all safe as long as formatting is done outside MSSIAH?

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#13 2009-03-16 13:41:13

Mick B
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From: Reading
Registered: 2009-03-16
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Re: attention: mssiah formatted disks wont work

I have to say that the disk formatting system works fine for me.

As if it may matter, I use the original beige series of the 1541 drive. On it I can save and load, even after a cold reset.

Last edited by Mick B (2009-03-16 13:41:51)

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