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Floppy Problem

by mwda / September 30, 2004 7:27 AM PDT

When I format(Dos Format) a Floppy using KFloppy and the format goes south because of a bad sector, I assume, the drive just keeps trying to read the sector over and over again. The only way I can get it to stop is by rebooting the computer.
I have two questions.
1. How can I get it to stop trying to access the floppy with out rebooting the computer?
2. Why does KFloppy not mark the bad sector and move on as would be done in DOS?

Any Help would be appreciated.

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Re: Floppy Problem
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2004 7:32 AM PDT
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Re: Floppy Problem
by mwda / October 4, 2004 12:48 AM PDT
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Thank you very much for your response

I will have to try MTools.

I still would like to know how to stop the disk drive from continuous attempts at accessing the drive by the OS. I should be able to kill that from with in KDE, I would think.

Any help would be appreciated
Marshall

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Re: Floppy Problem
by Anthony J Moulen / October 8, 2004 11:02 AM PDT
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Try pressing ctrl-alt-esc which should pull up a kill icon, and click on the application and it should kill it. But this may not help, as the underlying application that it spawns may not die gracefully.

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Re: Floppy Problem
by mwda / October 23, 2004 6:27 AM PDT
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Thank you again for your reply

I will try it though I think you are right about killing the underlining application for when I do reboot the OS does not stop trying to access the floppy drive untill almost the end of the shut down process.

thank you again

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