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    Default 3.5 floppy drive or something else? After getting "Runtime error 158 at 0018:18FA"

    I'm getting this error when loading file or after when I try to run the program. Sometimes it will load file into machine fine but then crash when I try to run the program. I've tried different programs and different disks with the same results. Anyone have any Ideas?

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    Default Re: 3.5 floppy drive or something else? After getting "Runtime error 158 at 0018:18F

    I should add that this is on an updated SBC Centurion 6 controller in a 1999 VM24 machine. The reason I'm using a floppy drive is that the latest Win 10 updates has totally shut down the Ethernet connection we were using. I've brought in a old XP computer to network to but haven't had the time to set it up yet.



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    Default Re: 3.5 floppy drive or something else? After getting "Runtime error 158 at 0018:18F

    Take a look at my dos networking post, I am having good luck with it so far. You just need a Windows 10 laptop with both a NIC and WiFi.

    I can help you with it if you need too.

    Cheers
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    Default Re: 3.5 floppy drive or something else? After getting "Runtime error 158 at 0018:18F

    Thanks single phase. I'm going to check your post out as soon as time permits. I have a hot job to finish first. I got the floppy to work again this afternoon but for how long, who knows. Formatted the disk and changed cables but that didn't work then put the original cable back in and it worked. Go figure. BTW. why would you need WiFi?



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    Default Re: 3.5 floppy drive or something else? After getting "Runtime error 158 at 0018:18F

    Quote Originally Posted by moldcore View Post
    Thanks single phase. I'm going to check your post out as soon as time permits. I have a hot job to finish first. I got the floppy to work again this afternoon but for how long, who knows. Formatted the disk and changed cables but that didn't work then put the original cable back in and it worked. Go figure. BTW. why would you need WiFi?
    The setup employs two separate networks. the WiFi is for connecting to your existing network. However you could do it with two NICs on the laptop.

    You should be able to try it out fairly quickly.



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    Default Re: 3.5 floppy drive or something else? After getting "Runtime error 158 at 0018:18F

    I've searched Google but haven't seen an answer to a question related to this problem. I'm using a USB floppy drive to transfer files from the computer to the machine. I think I may have ruined the drive by plugging it into a USB 3 port by accident. All the new files created on this drive produce this error now. I have an old disk with a couple of old program files on it that work fine. I then added a new file to that old disk and that file produces this error but the others are still good. So either my post in Surfcam is missed up or its the USB floppy dive. I don't see anything wrong with files Surfcam creates so I strongly suspect the USB drive at this point. My question is: Can a USB 2 device be hurt if plugged into a USB 3 port? A Google search says no but I'm not so sure. In the meantime I've ordered another Floppy drive, they are cheap now.



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    Default Re: 3.5 floppy drive or something else? After getting "Runtime error 158 at 0018:18F

    Hi Moldcore,

    I had better luck formatting the floppy's in the control floppy drive and transferring from cam computer, my laptop using usb floppy drive before setting up my shop network.

    I have gone to network setup using tcpip on both machines using a dedicated xp computer in shop that I can push files to from my win 10 laptop. that computer has been on for 4 years without any issues

    I just block the xp computer from all internet traffic in my router firewall and have an open share folder on the xp box setup in a widows work group.

    Ron



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    Default Re: 3.5 floppy drive or something else? After getting "Runtime error 158 at 0018:18F

    Thanks Ron. Formatting the disk in the CNC is a good idea. I plan to set up the network as you describe in a few days,. I already have an old XP computer set up to use, sorry Single Phase, I don't have any spare lap tops laying around. I've got a ton of projects going both here and at home that have priority at the moment. I'm going to try a new floppy dive tomorrow when it arrives and get back here with the results.



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    Default Re: 3.5 floppy drive or something else? After getting "Runtime error 158 at 0018:18F

    Tried a brand new drive with same results, crash and same error. I managed to get the XP computer talking to the Win 10 computer so I can share. But I can't get the CNC to talk to the XP computer. I used the same instruction we used to get the Win 10 computer to share files before Win 10 was updated and lock us out.

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    Default Re: 3.5 floppy drive or something else? After getting "Runtime error 158 at 0018:18F

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    Default Re: 3.5 floppy drive or something else? After getting "Runtime error 158 at 0018:18F

    error158 Sector not found, This can happen for several reasons. corrupted disk is the primary issue.
    also, Win 10 does not like FAT 16 ( type of formatting used on older floppy disk) , any thing. It expects that nothing else preceded it. ;-( !!!.

    using a USB 3 port it tries to "write" 32 bit NTFS ( compressed) files and screws it all up.
    You can try a USB 2 port, BUT ????


    Get one of my USB floppy emulators and start using a thumb drive. I drive = 100 floppy disks. But is still does not like USB 3 ports.

    Got a SBC control update? Ask me about how to load a 4.5MB file from your floppy or my emulator. OH! YES I can.


    sportybob



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    Default Re: 3.5 floppy drive or something else? After getting "Runtime error 158 at 0018:18F

    Got one of those USB floppy emulators and still get the same error when loading into the machine or run one after loading. I can run programs directly from the thumb drive however. My guess is that it may be a memory issue in the SBC control. I'll check on that when this project is done with. I've lost a month chasing this thing down and I'm no closer now than when I started. So frustrating. PC based controls suck.



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