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HARD DRIVE ACCESS

HARD DRIVE ACCESS

HARD DRIVE ACCESS

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Hello:
I am new to assembly language, I used to program in assembly for the 8088 back in the late 70's but have not do so since. I am a proficient programmer in VB.

Can someone give me an example of a routine to read & write data (BYTES) to the hard drive. example: If I want to write the letter (A) to head-0 cyclinder-1 sector-10 offset-312.

Also does anyone know where the (Engineering Sectors) might be located. I was told by Maxtor that the Model Number you see in the setup screen when your computer boots is located in the engineering sectors. (Not a rom or flash-rom).

Can someone recommend a good beginning book?

Thanks for your help.

RE: HARD DRIVE ACCESS

you ever heard of ralf brown's interrupt list?

it covers all bios calls including the extended hard disk and pci calls etc.

if you are an experienced vet youll pick it up NP!

just search google for ralf brown interrupt list

duno if thats any help

"There are 10 types of people in this world, those who know binary and those who don't!"

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