Gibson Research Spinrite II and MS-DOS 5.x/6.x (73291)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22
This article was previously published under Q73291
Gibson Research produces a low-level formatting utility called Spinrite II.
Spinrite II versions 1.1 and 2.0 are compatible with MS-DOS 5.x, 6.0, 6.2,
and 6.21 in most cases.
According to Gibson Research, Spinrite II version 2.0 is essentially the
same as version 1.1, but it contains fixes for a few obscure hard drive
controllers. Version 2.0 was released in March of 1991, and can be
identified by a serial number on the opening screen starting with the
letter D or a subsequent letter (that is, D-Z).
Spinrite II version 1.0 is not compatible with MS-DOS 5.0 and later. This
version can be identified by serial numbers beginning with the letter B
Spinrite II version 2.0 is available from Gibson Research as a free upgrade
for customers with earlier Spinrite II versions.
For information on appropriate means to low-level format your drive,
contact your hardware manufacturer or drive manufacturer.
Spinrite II is manufactured by Gibson Research, a vendor independent
of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding
this product's performance or reliability.
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