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Dos - write bits on HDD in dos. (low format etc) [closed]

How can i write bit by bit on an HDD at a low level. In order to create my own program in DOS mode (bootable usb key). I would try something like: *get all bits adresses for example on a list/array ...
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Install C++ compiler on old MS-DOS computer with floppies

I have an old MS-DOS computer that I am experimenting with. The computer has an AMD 80386 processor, 1664 KB of RAM, a 50 MB hard drive, and two floppy disk drives: one 3 1/2 inch, the other 5 1/4 ...
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How to install a bit modern HDD in 286?

I have a 286 type notebook from mid '80, and it's HDD went dead. I wanted to change that drive to a 6,4GB with a trick - creating and formatting 40MB partition, but when I tried to boot up system ...
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Is it better to turn off computer or power continuously to keep ancient 1990 harddrive alive (MSDOS 6.22 )

I want to extend the life of this harddrive as much as possible because I found it nearly impossible to clone. It is running MSDOS 6.22. 110mb harddrive from 1990. The computer is only utilized 1 ...
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How to clone ancient hard drive? (Year 1990, has MS DOS)

I cant see it as a drive in Norton Ghost15. When I go to the "Backup my computer" option, no drive is displayed for the drive I am trying to clone/backup. But I see the harddrive in the BIOS. I can ...
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Equivalent of badblocks on Windows or DOS

Is there a utility in DOS or Windows that is as thorough as badblocks on Linux?
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What are the replacement options for an IDE hard disk for a DOS based system?

I have got a few "embedded" systems running MSDOS 6.2 which boot from and store data to IDE hard disks. Since these drives are nearing their end of life, the question arises how we can replace them. ...
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How to install Windows 7 from MS-DOS?

Before, I can copy Windows XP CD contents to D:\windowsxp, then Boot DOS CD > format C: /s /q > D:\windowsxp\i386\winnt.exe How to install Windows 7 from MS-DOS? I found install from USB only.