• Help for 1186 disk near death please!

    From RP Sobek@21:1/5 to Henry Thompson on Wed Apr 11 05:33:11 2018
    On Wednesday, March 1, 1989 at 1:31:57 PM UTC+1, Henry Thompson wrote:
    A colleague has two month's worth of work stuck on an 80MB hard disk
    on his 1186 which is currently unreadable. It won't boot,
    and Othello cannot bring it Online. Check Drive finds several bad
    pages, but cannot enter them. Running the Confidence Test in Offline Diagnostics 1.3e fails with the message

    Physical Volume needs Scavenging
    Failure code: 6
    Error code: 82

    On entry to the Bad Page Utility/Scavenger Tool, the message
    "Unable to read Pilot data structures - Needs scavenging or
    is displayed. Attempting to display the bad page table fails.
    Attempting to run the Scavenger dies with 0935.

    Anybody out there any relevant experience which offers a way of
    getting any data off this disk, or is it reformatting time for sure?

    Henry Thompson, Department of Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh
    80 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1HN, Scotland Telephone: 031 225-7774

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    Hi Henry,

    Hope that you solved that disk problem, but looks like a disk failure to me!

    By any chance do you know of any 1186's that are available for me ? I already have the disk !


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