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Chapter 5 - Disk Initialization Manager / Disk Initialization Manager Reference

Low-Level Disk Initialization Routines

If you do not want to use the standard interface for initializing uninitialized volumes, you can use the Disk Initialization Manager's low-level routines. For example, if you are writing a disk-copying application, initializing a disk might be only part of the copying process. In this case, you might wish to create your own dialog boxes warning the user about the repercussions of initializing a disk and giving information on the progress of the initialization.

The three low-level disk-initialization routines are DIFormat, DIVerify, and DIZero. Ordinarily, you call them in that order to format an uninitialized disk, to verify the format, and to set the volume's volume information block and catalog.


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