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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.
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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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Dear vinayak_i

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pjknibbs, there will be a separate question with points for your help.
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