Direct Access to Physical Drive (Sectors and Clusters)

Category:
Files and Directories
Type:
Applications
Difficulty:
Advanced
Author:
Arkadiy Olovyannikov

Version Compatibility: Visual Basic 6

More information:
This application demonstrates how to directly access the physical drive - read/write sectors/clusters, work with MBR, FAT, Root directory etc. Included is a function that searches for bad clusters, like scandisk. The limitations are that it only works with FAT drives (FAT12, FAT16, and FAT32) and does not support large drives.

Instructions: Click the link below to download the code. Select 'Save' from the IE popup dialog. Once downloaded, open the .zip file from your local drive using WinZip or a comparable program to view the contents.

Download directrw.zip