accessing FAT32 partitions

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Is there any way to access the hard drives FAT32 partitions(reading sectors)(huge partitions) other than win32 API's.i want to access them in MS-DOS mode.If i have to use new int13h functions will they be portable to other systems with older bios not supporting the function.
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While it might be possible to pull off a gross hack like this under Windows 95/98/ME, it most certainly isn't possible on NT, 2000 or XP. Any attempt to call the old DOS BIOS interrupts will cause your program to crash with an illegal operation error.
for nt, 2000, xp, you have to write a vxd, using the windows ddk for low level access. and if you are able to get ring 0 access on it, you can configure the tables such that you can use the old bios interrupts

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