Copying A Disk

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Sat Jul 12 22:35:51 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 4:01 PM, Pete Holsberg <pjh42 at> wrote:
> Spinrite sees Drive 0, part 1 as NTFS or OS/2 HPFS followed by an
> unpartitioned gap. And it runs the recovery program w/o errors through
> 21.51% (8,603 MB) of the drive before it invokes it's "dynamic data
> recovery" thing.
> So why is Spinrite able to see the drive when Winders and Linux cannot???

AFAIK, Spinrite pulls bits off the harddrive via the BIOS.  It runs in
DOS, but it just talks to the BIOS.  Why that would work better or
different than an *unmounted* drive in Linux I don't know.    Nice to
see something is working for you....


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