Long story first, please bare with me here so I can my explain situation. (I'm using Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium here).
I recently purchased FIFA International Soccer on eBay. I've got the box with manual and registration card, along with the original 3 floppy disks. I had inserted the first disk in to my USB floppy drive and the disk was recognised without a problem, so I ended up installing the game in to DOSBox and all went well.
I decided at this point I was going to back-up all 3 disks using WinImage, since the disks are 14 years old (1994). I was able to back-up disks 2 and 3, but for an unknown reason, disk 1 appears to have become corrupted somehow, where Windows 7 tells me I need to "Format the disk".
Needless to say I was pretty mad when this happened. I had originally downloaded BadCopy Pro to see if the files could be recovered, and according to the trial version, they could be, but before I invested in $40 for it to recover the files, not even knowing if this would be successful, I decided I'll look around for some other software, and ended up coming across TestDisk.
To cut the story short here, I was able to get TestDisk to copy the files from the floppy disk in to a folder of my choice, then copy the files over in to a new WinImage file and save it, which worked perfectly, so a big thank you to the software developer for allowing me to recover the data and save me $40!
Now on to my problem.
The disk was being detected as FAT12, however the geometry was basically being detected as a 11482 TB / 10443 TiB disk instead of a 1474 KB / 1440 KiB disk. I was able to change the geometry, and TestDisk saw the size of the disk correctly, not sure if this is a bug?
What I was hoping to do was to get TestDisk to "fix" the floppy so that Windows and WinImage would see the disk correctly as it did the first time I had inserted the disk in to the floppy drive, but I have a feeling I may have made the situation worse.
I had gone in to Boot / Rebuild BS and in there (from memory) was
- and [Write]. List wasn't showing anything, however [undelete] was showing all the files I needed. I selected [write] thinking this would repair the disk, however it appears to have re-written the file system as FAT 32, (the disk is now being detected as Intel/PC instead of None like before.
I cannot get TestDisk to "see" the files on the disk any more, I get a message telling me the File System may be damaged , however I know they are still there because I can tell by the disk size as being by reported by TestDisk. BadCopy Pro also still sees the files as being recoverable.
What I wanted to know is, is there a way I can covert the file system back to FAT12 and repair the disk so that Windows and other programs such as WinImage can see the disk properly? The files aren't damaged from what I can tell, it's just the file system I think.
Any help would greatly appreciated!