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So very long ago, I had an 286 Assembler program that did this, later updated to C. It's purpose was to rescue data from damaged floppies - sector by sector if necessary, into any number of files (displaying sectors and letting you toggle through and with 'next', 'previous', 'save' along with opening and closing new target files.

It had the option of assign-format option and also had a 'discover' option. Discover would count sides, tracks, and sectors/track - and figure out what it needed. Also, could handle 'oddly formatted' disks that had, for example, 81 tracks, discovering them even if disk info said 80.

The bad news:
But I let it go - it used direct access to the ROM Bios - and windows started to get rather upset with that. Also, areas of memory where I was no longer welcome. DOS was good.
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