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Hi Everyone.  I am looking for something and wondered if anyone might be able to help.  About 5 years ago, I used to use a DOS based utility that could do surface scans and repairs on diskettes, and it would show exactly where the corruption was and allow you to save the unaffected files elsewhere.  I can't remember the name, but would sure like to have it.  Can anyone help or know of something similar?  Thanks.
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by:sgenther
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Sounds like Norton Disk Doctor, Or the Dos Version of scandisk, Or the really old product called Checkit. What OS do you need it to run on? Dos ver 6.22?
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If you are trying to save data from physically damaged disk, you might check out vgacopy. It does not tell you which files are damaged but does a quite good job in reading weak sectors. I found it at:

  http://www.alberts.com/authorpages/00013282/prod_138.htm
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You may be remembering Central Point or Disk Manager, but I cannot think offhand of any freeware that I'd trust for that. Especially if having ever run a different OS, an additional partition, or compression of any kind.

Maybe it was part of a suite, so as a standalone it looked to be a free add-on?

Skipping the $$$$ good ones.
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by:rem16
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Ontrack's system suite (Formerly Mijenix Fix-It Utilities) includes a disk verifier which can determine whether your hard drive, a floppy disk or a cd can be read without errors; and their disk fixer allows you to scan your hard drive or a floppy for errors.
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by:jmfairchild
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Years ago I used "test drive" by Microsystems. Sounds like what you are talking about. Didn't know where they were today, but a search on the net gave me this:

http://computers.software-directory.com/software-2.cdprod1/017/989.Test.Drive.shtml

Take a look to see if it's what you are talking about. I can only find the freeware version on a CD I made of all my old DOS diskette programs. This version only works on 5 1/4 drives. The full retail above lists for $115-$215. Pretty pricy for an old DOS program?!?
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by:guyss
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mabye diskrite -- a very low-level
utility be very carefull with this one
it can KILL a new HD.
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by:heather47240
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Thanks, Everyone, but I think Central Point sounds familiar, I'm going to research that and see if I can get my hands on a copy.  Thanks again.
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