First post, by serialShinobi
Hello. I managed to try IDEINFO.exe but it reports that I have n0 IDE/AT drive(s). I am trying to find information similar to that of IDEINFO, which includes CHS values.
My hard drives certainly are IDE/AT drives. However the interface(s) I've tried seem to be incompatible with IDEINFO. IDEINFO seems to require an ISA based interface as it sends commands to an IDE interface that used to be ISA but in my case it is local bus PCI. IDEINFO can not send its commands, however because the motherboard port used, BIOS is aware of the hard disk connected there and so IDEINFO at least counts one hard disk as present. On my other interface with its option rom, BIOS is uninformed of the presence of my disk and IDEINFO reports no hard drives at all.
Would like a program I can run in dos , preferably a bootable CD, that shows CHS values for my disks. My drives work okay on my Pentium III but not so much on my Pentium 100 machine nor my 486. I want to see if the CHS values reveal any unusual activity from BIOS on these older machines.