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  • SpinRite v6.1 Release #3
    The 3rd release of SpinRite v6.1 is published and may be obtained by all SpinRite v6.0 owners at the SpinRite v6.1 Pre-Release page. (SpinRite will shortly be officially updated to v6.1 so this page will be renamed.) The primary new feature, and the reason for this release, was the discovery of memory problems in some systems that were affecting SpinRite's operation. So SpinRite now incorporates a built-in test of the system's memory. For the full story, please see this page in the "Pre-Release Announcements & Feedback" forum.
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  • BootAble – FreeDOS boot testing freeware

    To obtain direct, low-level access to a system's mass storage drives, SpinRite runs under a GRC-customized version of FreeDOS which has been modified to add compatibility with all file systems. In order to run SpinRite it must first be possible to boot FreeDOS.

    GRC's “BootAble” freeware allows anyone to easily create BIOS-bootable media in order to workout and confirm the details of getting a machine to boot FreeDOS through a BIOS. Once the means of doing that has been determined, the media created by SpinRite can be booted and run in the same way.

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Ed Barnat

New member
Apr 26, 2024
Finally, download 6.1 for a tough job and got an error.
Not sure where you need this info so..

No, I am not. I thought I was following the "bouncing ball", I found what I thought was the upgrade page, entered my 6.0 serial and followed on to the download. But on boot it does say 6.0. And you are also right, I have seen that screen before.

Got a link to where I should have been?
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I was amazed when I downloaded your file that it was the same name and size.

I am looking forward to my next "hard" drive

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I was amazed when I downloaded your file that it was the same name and size.
Ah! Well... Right... Not the same size, but also not a lot larger! Some stuff was removed and a bunch was added, but I'm often still surprised by how much can be done with very few bytes. (y)