I have had an old 1541 hooked up to an old pc running xp sp2 for some years now and always worked ok. Hardly used the drive but the last few weeks I have been on a marathon fixing, cleaning and setting up all my old c64 stuff. Thought it was time to image and re-create some disks.
The 1541 will read disks, but refuses to format them. I got a pile of brand new disks from vesalia.de some years ago and made sure they were stored to keep them dry. None of them will format
Anybody have any idea's what I could try, my next move will be to fish out the rest of my disk drives. Got an Oceanic and a couple 1541-II's to try out later.