Re: help with disk drive in P/E Box

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Posted by Marc Turgeon ( on July 02, 2000 at 00:41:22:

In Reply to: help with disk drive in P/E Box posted by Rich Moellering on June 09, 2000 at 00:48:03:

: Hello All!

: I recently purchased a P/E box on e-bay with a single
: drive and disk controller for my recently acqired
: ti-99/4a AND ti-99/4 consoles (yes 99/4!) but could
: not get any floppy disks to run on either consoles,
: even ti program (phdxxxx) disks. All I get is an load
: error code 16 (sometimes 56 or 57) message and I dont
: know what this means since I dont have any documentation
: other than the TI disk manuals which I followed very
: carefully. Assuming the disks are ok (I thik its
: unlikely that all 5 of my TI program disks would be bad)
: I am wondering if the problem is in the disk drive,
: disk controller card, P/E box or mabye even the flex
: cable. BTW the disk drive and controller card both
: light up when the run command is issued and the drive
: does spin at which point I get an error mesage which
: I dont know the code for. Any help would be appreciated

: Thanks! Rich Moellering
: [email protected]


well i have a Corcomp floppy disk controler
and i have the same problem

i can tell you the error code but not the solution

I/O error - this condition genarate an accompanying error code as follow

When an I/O Error occur , a two-digit error code(xy) is displayed with the message:


The first digit (x) indicate which I/O operation caused the error.


the second value (y) indicate what kind of error occured

0-Device name not found(Invalid device or file name in DELETE,LIST,OLD,SAVE command)

1-Device write protected(attempting to write to a protected file)

2-Bad open Attribute(one or more OPEN option are illegal or do not match file caracteristics)

3-Illegal operation(Input/output command not valid)

4-Out of space(attempting to write when insufficient space remains on the storage medium)

5-End of file(attempting to read past the end of a file)

6-Device error(device not connected,or is damaged. this error can occur during file processing if an accessory device is accidentally disconnected while the program is running)

7-File error(the indicated file does not exist or the file type;program file or data file does not match the acces mode.)

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