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Microsoft KB Archive/106094

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Err Msg: ScanDisk Encountered a Data Error While Reading (128)

Article ID: 106094

Article Last Modified on 11/18/1999


  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q106094


When you run ScanDisk on a 1.44-megabyte (MB) floppy disk that is formatted as a 720-kilobyte (K) disk, you receive the following error:

ScanDisk encountered a data error while reading root directory entry number 128.


On some machines running MS-DOS 6.2, you can format a 1.44-MB disk as a 720K disk by using the "format a: /f:720 /u" command.

Whether or not you can format a 1.44-MB disk as a 720K disk depends on the BIOS in your machine.

Additional query words: 6.20

Keywords: KB106094