RWAP wrote:Do you have a disk drive built into the PC or a USB disk drive - as they are very different beasts (the latter has no disk controller).
Hi Rich, yes I was using my old Tiny PC of early 00s vintage, which has a floppy built in, but it isn't doing well so far with my existing floppies
RWAP wrote:I am stuck with a USB disk drive and find that if I format DD disks on the PC it is hit or miss as to whether that works when I put the disk in the QL (Windows claims to no longer support DD disks) - however, there do not tend to be issues if you format them on the QL first (the QL is also much quicker at formatting them than either QPC2 or q-emulator).
Exactly my experience regarding the formatting, though trying to copy when using the QL-formatted disc in the PC was also not happening. Though Q-emulator could see my 'Hello world' test basic file that I had added on the QL, trying to add anything else via PC made the disc unreadable on the QL.
RWAP wrote:The other trick is to force Windows to see the disk as a DD disk before you try using it (once you do one you can carry on with other disks during the same session). Open a cmd window and use
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FORMAT a: /t:80 /n:9
Nice one, I will give that a try! I also have another old family PC with an inbuilt floppy that is probably late 90s, so there's something else I can test on potentially, if I can swap the drive out or get it working (currently used for spare parts!)