should pre-release 6.1 actually run/scan the drive?

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dmot

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I put in my license and downloaded 6.1 about a month ago and it found the drive but the message on the screen indicated that 6.1, the version I had at the time, wouldn't scan the drive. Is that still the case or can I use 6.1 to scan a drive?

I have been on the newwgroups following along, but I didn't set up the program to post, which is why I didn't ask there.

Thanks.
 
I put in my license and downloaded 6.1 about a month ago and it found the drive but the message on the screen indicated that 6.1, the version I had at the time, wouldn't scan the drive. Is that still the case or can I use 6.1 to scan a drive?
ANY SpinRite that's obtained from the https://www.grc.com/prerelease.htm page can definitely be used to scan a drive. Once SpinRite became operational we switched over to licensed user downloads of "the real thing".
 
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If my memory serves, I think @Steve, there was a brief window where you took a shortcut and used the "here there be dragons" version of the DOS executable while you were working on the Windows only portion. Perhaps @dmot got one of those in the brief window when that was available.
That may be... But I don't think any of the "here be dragons" releases were obtained from the pre-release page. Since anything with "here be dragons" would not scan a drive, those were just posted to the /dev/spinrite/ directory.
 
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