SmartDOS 6.1d/6.3 error 173 is sector error on formating. If you weren't formatting when error 173 then that would be odd. I know some
thanks for the advice. I will do the clean of the head and I will see how it goes. Btw I used the same booting disk for 1050 and XF 551 and when booting from 1050 it works fine, when booting from XF 551 it starts booting, but it stops after while resulting in Error 173.
Error 144 is displayed when testing sectors (reading) using SmarDos feature Test sectors.
drives won't read/write certain sectors. I had a Indus GT that consistently gave errors above sector 700, where did you you get
error 144 with the sector test?
Edited by russg, Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:20 AM.