[rescue] Lotus 1-2-3 for DOS?

John Ruschmeyer jruschme at gmail.com
Sun Jul 29 08:07:43 CDT 2007

Died physically...

The drive is one of those 3.5"/5.25" combo drives. For some reason, when I
put the 1-2-3 disk in, it doesn't trip whatever mechanism loads the
heads/arms the eject button, etc.


-----Original Message-----
From: rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org] On
Behalf Of Geoffrey S. Mendelson
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 9:00 AM
To: The Rescue List
Subject: Re: [rescue] Lotus 1-2-3 for DOS?

On Sun, Jul 29, 2007 at 08:45:57AM -0400, John Ruschmeyer wrote:
> I looked through some and old diskette box last night and found what
> to be a complete set of 5.25" (360k?) floppies for 1-2-3 v2.01. I've got
> clue as to their readability as the only 5.25" drive I have seems to have
> died.

Died as in it won't work at all, or as in no matter how you try to copy
it,  you get read errors? AFAIK Lotus at some point used physicaly damaged
disks as copy protection. That may be what you are seeing.

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