Purpose: Used in the CONFIG.SYS file to set parameters for a disk
Used for special configurations related to disk drives.
For more information about the DRIVPARM command, see Chapter 6, Tips for Advanced Users, in the downloadable book DOS the Easy Way.
/D:num - Specifies the physical drive number (0 to 255, where drive
A=0, drive B=1, etc.) /C - Speeds up access to the floppy drive by signally to DOS that the
a drive may have been changed. /F:type - Specifies the type of drive being accessed. The following
types can be specified:
0 Double-density 360K, 5 1/4-inch floppy disk drives (includes
320K and 350K formatted media size. 1 High-density, 1.2M, 5 1/4-inch floppy disk drives. 2 Double-density, 720K, 3 1/2-inch floppy disk drives. 5 Hard disk drives. 6 Tape drives. 7 High-density, 1.44M, 3 1/2-inch floppy disk drives. 8 Read-write optical disk drives. 9 Super-high-density, 2.88M, 3 1/2-inch floppy disk drives.
With DOS Version 6, type 3 (single-density 8-inch floppy disk drives) and
(double-density 8-inch floppy disk drives) are no longer supported.
/H:heads - Specifies the number (1 to 99) of read/write heads on the
/I - Tells DOS that a 3 1/2-inch disk drive, not supported by the ROM
BIOS, is attached to a standard floppy disk drive controller.
/N - Tells DOS that the drive uses nonremovable media.
/S:sectors - Specifies the number (1 to 99) of sectors per track for
the drive`s media.
/T:tracks - Specifies the number of tracks per side for the drive`s