mbadblocks - tests a floppy disk, and marks the bad blocks in the FAT
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The mbadblocks command is used to scan an MS-DOS floppy and mark its unused bad blocks as bad. It uses the following syntax:
Mbadblocks scans an MS-DOS floppy for bad blocks. All unused bad blocks are marked as such in the FAT. This is intended to be used right after mformat. It is not intended to salvage bad disks.
Mbadblocks should (but doesnt yet :-( ) also try to salvage bad blocks which are in use by reading them repeatedly, and then mark them bad.
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