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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have a lot of old drives to format
I wrote a ff.bat that says format c: /s /u
but i still have to answer Y to proceed
how can I skip this and let the bat provide the "y"

it's been so long i have forgotten most of what I ever knew about batch files.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

try this

/AUTOTEST

http://www.ka.net/jmenees/Dos/Format.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Could you do "format c: /s /u < y.txt", where 'y.txt' just contains a y? Not tried it mind....
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:14 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Anonymous101 wrote:
Could you do "format c: /s /u < y.txt", where 'y.txt' just contains a y? Not tried it mind....


just love dos Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

aaagh yes ( now) i remember it well!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

echo Y | format c: /s /u

should also work

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

while i was waiting for an answer, I started on the 11 scsi cd's
after trying several bootdisks ( few have scsi drivers)
I fould one thet gave a " measure of" sucess, but it halted, giving a message that the driver used too much memory. aaaarrrrggghh
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:13 am Reply with quoteBack to top

format c: /autotest works fine
starts the formatting with no problems

the first drive had errors and the wdfmt and dlgdiags showed errors. wasn't able
to " fix" the drive as the errors seemed to be quite hard errors.
anybody need some smaller drives?
I actually have about hundred pounds of the darn things
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

SCSI 50 pin?
anyway I would be interested but might need an 8 bit controller...

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

the 8 bit controller is a big issue as mfm / rll drives for xt's are becoming rare ( or too sick and old to work)
I have a seagate st-01 from tee fred on OCH but, so far have not gotten it working'
abd just got a 2nd tms 850, with no bios
I plan to try later.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I can swap that for a non working ST-412 Razz - but... I also have a working ST-412 Very Happy and a working miniscribe 20 mb Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have a " shhhh" GOODLY supply of many xt parts
maybe someone will want them. someday.
mf wanted 360 floppies and i procrastinated while he was in the usa.
( didn't pay the dentist either)
and i see he is in germany again
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:26 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes, I'm in Germany again. But I will return to the US ( to Chicago in particular ) for a few days from June 2nd to june 4th, 2006.
However, I have pretty much stopped collecting vintage computer parts at the moment, because right now I neither have the time nor the money to continue doing it.
But I will start again once I'm finished with school and have a job.
I only have ONE spare 5.25" drive Shocked because I sold all the others for next to nothing.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

mf_2 wrote:

I only have ONE spare 5.25" drive Shocked because I sold all the others
for next to nothing.


At least you could have sold them to me Sad

Are you for from the Dutch border? Because I live just across it, near Aachen.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:06 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm from Southern Germany, Bavaria! I live about 30 miles ( 45 kilometers ) south of Munich.
I've never been to the Netherlands.
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