2 - I have Sparta 4.48 in my sparta SLOT - from this DOS if I try and format - it will run the cycle but when trying to WRITE the directory table at the end it will not stop.. it goes on and on, I have to turn off the computer and the drive.
I have not been able to reproduce this in any other dos. HI-Speed SIO is off in the profile.. does 4.48 load its own HI-SPEED sio?
I was able to reproduce that issue. It looks like the SDX SIO driver (yes, SDX comes with it's own higspeed driver) doesn't work well on NTSC machines - on PAL all is fine.
I could reproduce with the following setup:
MegaSpeedy as only drive, D1:, configured to megaspeedy mode ("E1")
Stock NTSC 800XL
SDX run from TurboFreezer (SDX is identical to U1MB version)
Start format.com, choose drive 1 and then build directory (not need to format)
One workaround for this is to disable the SDX SIO driver via config.sys - then the SIO driver from the OS will be used.
DEVICE SIO /A
Best check if this also occurs with other drive modes on NTSC and then post a bug report in the SDX 4.48 thread.
I haven't tested yet with my highspeed code on NTSC, will do that another time.
Edited by HiassofT, Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:04 PM.