Originally Posted by Narf the Mouse
Which means there should be no difficulty reading any supported formats. If there is difficulty, that's something I'd like to know about.
I was wondering how effective ImageTool is at retrieving data, so I asked a specific question based on behavior I'd observed.
There are no special advantages to using a Catweasel for data retrieval, other than the fact that it can be programmed to recognize a variety of disk formats.
Provided both that the disks ares readable and the floppy drive is in full working order, then the ImageTool should have no difficulty creating valid images of the disks.
If you haven't found evidence of physical damage to the disks' recording surface, then the most likely reason for the problems you are experiencing is corruption of the actual data caused, for example, by inadvertently exposing them to a magnetic field.