program for writing 800k disks

December 31, 2011 at 14:32:37
Specs: macintosh os
is there a program for writing and or reading 800k disks. the reason being my 1986 Macintosh SE. it has an 800k floppy drive and i have no other macs to make disks for it so i was wondering if there is a program for windows to write files to 800k disks. an example would be downloading a game off the internet and putting it on a floppy some how and opening it with my old Macintosh. or
would Linux or an emulator be able to do it. thanks

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#1
December 31, 2011 at 15:35:33
The old Macs used floppy disks in a way that a PC cannot emulate; the main difference is that they varied the spindle speed depending upon the position of the heads. This allowed them to cram more data onto a disk. Unfortunately this means that there is no software solution to your problem. There do exist hardware solutions but, as far as I know, none of them will work with a modern PC.

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#2
December 31, 2011 at 20:54:49
ive got a 1 year old mac and i could possibly get a usb superdrive off ebay would that read or write 800k floppies and i also have a windows 95 laptop with a floppy drive would that work. also when i bought this computer it had a system error id=03 when it was trying to start up after purchasing a system disk i booted from the floppy i got off ebay to system 6.0.7 from there i have access to the hard drive is there a way i can fix this problem from there i think its a problem with one of the extentions there are 7 of them. thanks

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#3
January 1, 2012 at 00:24:07
Unfortunately, even a Mac can't write this disk format using a USB floppy. I'm afraid that I don't have enough experience with old Macs to answer your other question.

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#5
January 2, 2012 at 08:33:29
would a macintosh preforma 475 be able to read and write 800k and 1.44mb

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#6
January 3, 2012 at 22:14:17
Rather than keep re-posting, the easiest solution is to undertake a fresh install of MAC OS.

The floppy diskette images are offered free by Apple and the links I provided will point you in the right direction.

Regards Mac Specifications, there is both Google Search and http://www.everymac.com


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#7
January 4, 2012 at 20:37:00
the reason i was reposting is i gave my old mac 475 to one of my friends back when it was still new and i want to see if he could give me it back.

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