First post, by Jonas-fr
Is there any known DOS utility that doesn't use INT13H to access a disk allowing one to browse its files without said HDD to be seen/declared in the BIOS?
I know for a fact that IDEINFO doesn't depend on the BIOS since it can detect IDE drives by querying the bus directly (this in this case letting one's know about a HDD geometry) and without said HDD being declared in the BIOS. Testdisk also uses its own routines but not on the Win9x/DOS version (it is INT13H dependant). The goal of such an utility will be to be able to access files on the motherboard with a dead battery/broken CMOS circuit. This is more a thought experiment than anything else since one can move the HDD on a functioning mobo but bear with me : )
Such utility would be a nice addon for "the all in one floppy"