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Reader for a square format 5.25 IBM formatted disk?

MD2-D, double-sided, double density, soft sectored with Hub ring. It's in good condition probably 15+ years old. It's based on interviews I did not translate, so I have no other copy. marmietedwards@gmail.com

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You can purchase an old 5.25 disk drive that will fit into any PC that has an open bay or swap out the smaller one for the 5.25 one.
Almost all computer shops have lots of them still around.

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FORMAT drive: [/V[:label]] [/Q] [/F:size] [/B ' /S] [/C]
FORMAT drive: [/V[:label]] [/Q] [/T:tracks /N:sectors] [/B ' /S] [/C]
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/V[:label]

Specifies the volume label. /Q Performs a quick format. /F:size Specifies the size of the floppy disk to format (such as 160, 180, 320, 360, 720, 1.2, 1.44, 2.88). /B Allocates space on the formatted disk for system files. /S Copies system files to the formatted disk. /T:tracks Specifies the number of tracks per disk side. /N:sectors Specifies the number of sectors per track. /1 Formats a single side of a floppy disk. /4 Formats a 5.25-inch 360K floppy disk in a high-density drive. /8 Formats eight sectors per track. /C
Tests clusters that are currently marked "bad."
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Try this
Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME syntax
Formats a disk for use with MS-DOS.
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/V[:label] Specifies the volume label. /Q Performs a quick format. /F:size Specifies the size of the floppy disk to format (such as 160, 180, 320, 360, 720, 1.2, 1.44, 2.88). /B Allocates space on the formatted disk for system files. /S Copies system files to the formatted disk. /T:tracks Specifies the number of tracks per disk side. /N:sectors Specifies the number of sectors per track. /1 Formats a single side of a floppy disk. /4 Formats a 5.25-inch 360K floppy disk in a high-density drive. /8 Formats eight sectors per track. /C Tests clusters that are currently marked "bad." Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP syntax
Formats a disk for use with Windows 2000.
FORMAT volume [/FS:file-system] [/V:label] [/Q] [/A:size] [/C] [/X]
FORMAT volume [/V:label] [/Q] [/F:size]
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volume Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon), mount point, or volume name. /FS:filesystem Specifies the type of the file system (FAT, FAT32, or NTFS). /V:label Specifies the volume label. /Q Performs a quick format. /C Files created on the new volume will be compressed by default. /X Forces the volume to dismount first if necessary. All opened handles to the volume would no longer be valid. /A:size Overrides the default allocation unit size. Default settings are strongly recommended for general use.
NTFS supports 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16K, 32K, 64K.
FAT supports 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16K, 32K, 64K, (128K, 256K for sector size > 512 bytes).
FAT32 supports 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16K, 32K, 64K, (128K, 256K for sector size > 512 bytes). Note that the FAT and FAT32 files systems impose the below restrictions on the number of clusters on a volume:
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When using the format command, remember all information on the drive you wish to format will be completely erased.
format a:
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format a: /q
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format c:
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Or
Right click My Computer-->Manage-->then go to Disk Management
and select the to format right-click it and click format. Thats it Your drive will format and You can also choose in which file system you want to format your drive.
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Look online for information about "File Scavenger" type of utility programs, that can read through the disk, sector by sector, and try to "stitch" together the sectors, to reconstruct your files.

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