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Formatting a disk under c++ the 2nd

Posted on 1998-06-13
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alexos code/url with code just displays the win95 format dialog. i need to make it invisible to the user.
any idea ? fast ??
(the proggy should be ready since 1 day :-(((
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by:sbartok
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Alexo is in Israel.  That's 7 hours off from East coast time.  You are going to have at least a few hours wait.
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hmmm, east coast... israel... doesn't apply to me, i live in germany ;-)
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OK, assuming NT (Win95 procedure is similar):
Quickview FORMAT.COM to see that it references IFSUTIL.DLL.  IFSUTIL.DLL exports several fuctions to do what you need.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find any documentation.

On the other hand, you can invoke FORMAT.COM with appropriate arguments in a hidden window using CreateProcess().  In order for it to be non-interractive, you'll have to redirect standard I/O and supply user prompts in pipes or files.

It is possible to do a low-level format using DeviceIoControl() but it only allows you to format tracks, not create a file system.

References:
  http://www.dejanews.com/getdoc.xp?AN=313532978
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Smaller time difference.  Same wait.
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It all boils down to different waking hours.
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And the autograder hits again!
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