Solved

Format floppy with Win32/MFC call?

Posted on 1997-09-02
2
226 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
How can I format a floppy disk with my program?  I want to prompt the user to do so when I save data to a floppy.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:dmetzler
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
belov earned 100 total points
ID: 1305596
You can call CreateFile with \\.\A to get access
to drive A handle, for example, than use DeviceIoControl
function with valid control code - you may want to
call it with IOCTL_STORAGE_GET_MEDIA_TYPES
to obtain heads/cyl/sectors info, and call ti with
IOCTL_DISK_FORMAT_TRACKS supplying
valid information. After that I think you should call
FlushFileBuffers of handle.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Traels
ID: 3001464
Sure... it just don't work under Win9x... There it seems to be necessary to access the drive, using Assembler and the Devicedriver... strange!!!
0

Featured Post

Enroll in June's Course of the Month

June's Course of the Month is now available! Every 10 seconds, a consumer gets hit with ransomware. Refresh your knowledge of ransomware best practices by enrolling in this month's complimentary course for Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction: Ownerdraw of the grid button.  A singleton class implentation and usage. Continuing from the fifth article about sudoku.   Open the project in visual studio. Go to the class view – CGridButton should be visible as a class.  R…
Introduction: The undo support, implementing a stack. Continuing from the eigth article about sudoku.   We need a mechanism to keep track of the digits entered so as to implement an undo mechanism.  This should be a ‘Last In First Out’ collec…
This video will show you how to get GIT to work in Eclipse.   It will walk you through how to install the EGit plugin in eclipse and how to checkout an existing repository.
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question