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How to Format the A:\ Drive ??

Posted on 1998-09-27
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Does any Guru know how to :

1) Check if the A:\ drive is formatted

2) If not formatted, format it

I'm using D2
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Here is some code.......
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   const
           SHFMT_ID_DEFAULT = $FFFF;
           SHFMT_OPT_QUICKFORMAT = $0000;
           SHFMT_OPT_FULL = $0001;
           SHFMT_OPT_SYSONLY = $0002;
           SHFMT_ERROR = $FFFFFFFF;
           SHFMT_CANCEL = $FFFFFFFE;
           SHFMT_NOFORMAT = $FFFFFFFD;

function SHFormatDrive(Handle: HWND; Drive, ID, Options: Word): LongInt;
  stdcall; external 'shell32.dll' name 'SHFormatDrive'

procedure TForm1.btnFormatDiskClick(Sender: TObject);
var
  Code: LongInt;
begin
  Code:= SHFormatDrive(Handle, 0, SHFMT_ID_DEFAULT, SHFMT_OPT_QUICKFORMAT);
  if Code < 0 then
    ShowMessage('Could not format floppy drive');
end;
end.
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Regards,
Viktor Ivanov
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