DRIVPARM= (CONFIG.SYS Command)

                                                         Compatibility: 2.1+

 Purpose: Modifies the settings of a DOS-internal device driver to support

          non-standard diskette drives.



    Uses:  Force DOS to treat drive B as a 720K (3-inch) disk drive.

           Fix a problem in which DOS or an application does not notice

            that you have inserted a different diskette (especially pre-

            formatted and INSTALL diskettes).



  Syntax: DRIVPARM= /D:drvNo [/F:n] [/H:hds][/T:trks][/S:sects][/C][/I][/N]



Parameters



 /D:drvNo is required. It is the physical drive number (0=A,1=B,2=C,etc.).



     /F:n specifies a "form factor"; that is, drive type (default=2):

           0 = 160/180K format (single-sided)

           0 = 320/360K format (double-sided)

           1 = 1.2M high-capacity drive

           2 = 720K (3-inch) format

           5 = Hard disk

           6 = Tape

           7 = 1.44 MB (3-inch) format

           8 = read/write optical disk

           9 = 2.88 MB (3- inch) format



       /C indicates that the drive can detect when the door is closed.

       /I specifies to include internal support code to handle the drive.

          You need this if your ROM BIOS does not directly support 3-inch

          drives.

       /N specifies that drvNo is non-removable (fixed disk).



   /H:hds specifies the number of read/write heads.

  /T:trks specifies the number of tracks per side.

 /S:sects specifies the number of sectors per track.



          The defaults for /H, /T, and /S depend on the /F setting.



TECH Notes



   This uses DOS fn 440dH 40H (generic IOCTL--set device parameters) to

    modify the BPB of the specified diskette driver.



See Also: CONFIG.SYS Commands

          Device Drivers

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