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    I only have the MBR of my Hard Disk now I need to know in what sector is the boot sector to read this but I don't know how to find with the CHS. How to find the boot sector through LBA?

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    Re: CHS or LBA translation

    And what does it have to do with Visual C++ programming?
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    What a DUMB question!!! <<comment removed by admin >>Is obvius is OF COURSE that is possible to read and write in the first sector of a hard disk using MSVC!!!
    Last edited by Brad Jones; May 1st, 2012 at 09:01 PM. Reason: negative comment unnecessary

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    Re: CHS or LBA translation

    Calling the people you are asking for help dumb isn't really helping...

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    Yes it's possible but if you run under anything NT based it's not possible to do that from user space.
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    Re: CHS or LBA translation

    Quote Originally Posted by 0x3D0 View Post
    What a DUMB question!!! You must be a BRAINOFF to say this Is obvius is OF COURSE that is possible to read and write in the first sector of a hard disk using MSVC!!!
    It is possible to write any program that does anything you want it to do in Visual C++. So if I want a program that keeps my bread recipes in order, and I don't mention anything about Visual C++, how does that help the discussion? You need to ask a specific question pertaining to Visual C++. If you have a problem declaring something, a struct is not defined when you compile, a missing header that should be there, etc. then ask about that.

    As to your question:
    I only have the MBR of my Hard Disk now I need to know in what sector is the boot sector to read this but I don't know how to find with the CHS. How to find the boot sector through LBA?
    The answer to that need not even be a program, regardless of the language. It could just as well be a basic description of what to do in general.

    Regards,

    Paul McKenzie
    Last edited by Paul McKenzie; April 29th, 2012 at 07:55 PM.

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