Information about NTRawrite

This document is $Revision: 1.4 $

This version of NTRawrite is 1.0.1


The reason I wrote NTRawrite is because Rawrite/Rawrite3 didn't work under NT half the time, and I didn't really want to figure out why. I looked at the source, and found out that:

  1. The code was built with Turbo C which I'm not sure even exists any more. At point, someone made Rawrite 2 which put #ifdefs areound the Turbo C functions, and inserted the equivalent functions in MSC / VC.
  2. The code is using raw DOS interrupt calls that under NT and Win2K are an emulation of an emulation of the original DOS calls. I'm surprised it even works at all.

So it turns out that my emulated emulated calls weren't working for some reason, which deterred me from trying to research what my problem was any further, since the likelihood of anyone sympathizing with my plight was near zero. I gave up and wrote NTRawrite, which didn't take that long.

Why It's Better

I have added:

Current Problems


usage: NTRawrite [--noverify] [--reverse] [-n] [-h] [-f image_file] [-d drive]

       --noverify     Skips verification step.
       --reverse      Saves diskette to image file instead.
       -n             Don't wait for the user to insert a diskette.
       -f image_file  Disk image file to place on diskette.
       -d drive       Drive specifier to put diskette image on.
       -h             Display usage.