formatting and writing msx2 floppy using windows 10

By somacast

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16-05-2021, 18:21

hi ,

i trued that msx tool for windows but never succeeded in making my msx read it, and idea what is the basic command to format a floppy disk in msx itself ?

using A370 msx2 running system 2.03

thnx

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By Pac

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16-05-2021, 19:11

By somacast

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16-05-2021, 20:06

hi , thnx

its what i used , i also ticked format disk before I write files, no use

can you help me please with basic command to format disk so I can verify my disk drive?

By Randam

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16-05-2021, 20:30

call format

By somacast

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16-05-2021, 22:29

thank you very much

By somacast

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17-05-2021, 03:42

ok .. now here is the puzzle

i was able to format the floppy disk and write to it a word processor file and read it in the ax370 itself

however on 2 different pcs with a usb disk drive and a built in one, it doesn't format, it doesn't write fully, some says write failed sector bla bla..

where is the problem??!!

By sdsnatcher73

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17-05-2021, 05:02

What type of floppy drive(s?) are you using on PC? I read not all modern USB floppy drives support 720kB. I have two older USB floppy drives (1 IBM branded and 1 Toshiba branded) and those work well on my PC as well as on MSX (using Rookie Drive NX).

By somacast

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17-05-2021, 16:39

one is internal that samsung , it refuses to write anything now to the floppy..