Recent content by DanR

  • Be sure to checkout “Tips & Tricks”
    Dear Guest Visitor → Once you register and log-in:

    This forum does not automatically send notices of new content. So if, for example, you would like to be notified by mail when Steve posts an update to his blog (or of any other specific activity anywhere else), you need to tell the system what to “Watch” for you. Please checkout the “Tips & Tricks” page for details about that... and other tips!

    /Steve.
  • Larger Font Styles
    Guest:

    Just a quick heads-up that I've implemented larger font variants of our forum's light and dark page styles. You can select the style of your choice by scrolling to the footer of any page here. This might be more comfortable (it is for me) for those with high-resolution displays where the standard fonts, while permitting a lot of text to fit on the screen, might be uncomfortably small.

    (You can permanently dismiss this notification with the “X” at the upper right.)

    /Steve.
  1. D

    Where can I sign up to try out Spinrite 6.1

    You have already taken the first step by buying a SpinRite license! SpinRite 6.1 is still in development. Eventually Steve will be announcing a beta test version. When that happens you, as a SpinRite license owner, will be eligible to participate as a beta tester. It is not possible to say when...
  2. D

    Spinrite on 500GB uefi drive.

    Well, Steve has been working on the final SR 6.1 code for a few months now. So, I just don't see it as being a year or more away. :unsure: But, that's just me. There is, of course, no way to predict a completion date for Steve's work. And, then, there always seems to be unplanned distractions...
  3. D

    Spinrite on 500GB uefi drive.

    I totally agree. This advanced technique is not for the faint of heart, and is definitely not for this situation. The OP should wait for SpinRite 6.1. Should only be months now. :) :unsure:
  4. D

    Spinrite on 500GB uefi drive.

    Ahh .. If I am now understanding correctly, what you are seeing is actually FreeDOS text on the screen when it hangs? InitDisk is not running at this point. ReadSpeed will not tell you much about the drive condition. RS is only a benchmark tool. It is not a a diagnostic tool, like SpinRite is...
  5. D

    Spinrite on 500GB uefi drive.

    What are you trying to InitDisk? A USB stick?
  6. D

    FYI SpinRite's Development Roadmap

    Would that be SpinRite 5? (It counts!)
  7. D

    A list of devices/machines known to NOT be able to legacy boot

    ASUS Dual Mode Laptop/Tablet Model: 7265NGW I have been working on one of these for a family member, doing a clean install of Win 10 20H2 (therein is a tale). After enabling CSM in the BIOS, I was unable to boot from my ReadSpeed USB stick. Seems like C: hard drive booting only.
  8. D

    FYI SpinRite's Development Roadmap

    Get in touch with Greg. He can help you out.
  9. D

    FYI SpinRite's Development Roadmap

    And I beat you both! Mine is from Feb 2011.
  10. D

    FYI SpinRite's Development Roadmap

    No timing can be speculated. I have long thought that by July 01, 2021 is doable for a SpinRite 6.1 release. Although it is getting closer, there is still time - 2.5 months yet - for that to happen. Per posts Steve made earlier today in the development NG, there may be one more public demo to...
  11. D

    Drive too large to handle

    You are correct! GPT is a partition table format; not a file format. I made the classic mistake of assuming too much on the part of the reader. My bad! DUH!
  12. D

    Future UEFI support in SpinRite

    Steve is currently hard at work on SpinRite 6.1. This needs to be done first as it will become the foundation for the SpinRite 7.x development that will follow. The SpinRite 6.1 effort apparently involves a pretty much complete re-write of the 17 year old SR 6.0 code. Some of that code is...
  13. D

    Drive too large to handle

    SpinRite 6.0 has a drive capacity limit of 2.2 TB. Any drive capacity beyond the first 2.2 TB will be inaccessible to SR 6.0. SpinRite 6.1 (It's not here yet!) will not have this limitation; it will handle drives of any TB size. A workaround: Partition the drive into 2 partitions of 2 TB each...
  14. D

    Pending Progress bar resetting

    Agreed! Plus, 6.1 would be quite a bit faster than 6.0. It's an excellent candidate for 6.1.
  15. D

    Pending Progress bar resetting

    There is definitely something not right with that drive. If the BIOS has an ATA controller option, then SpinRite 6.0 would work. Otherwise waiting for 6.1 is the best bet.