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What numbers off the HD do I use to set up the CMOS on the mother board under "User" hard drive?

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Use automatic detection if it is available; if not use the following:

Size: Usually set automatically depending on the settings for heads, sectors, and cylinders.


Cylinders: The number of cylinders on hard disk. Should be written on drive.


Heads: Number of heads. Should be written on drive.


Write precompensation: Not much used on modern drives. It was used to accomodate drives that had the same number of sectors per track, including both the inner and outer tracks. On SCSI drives

, set this to -1. On IDE drives, it is not necessary to worry about it as it will be determined automatically.


Landing zone: Used for drives that don’t have auto-parking. All modern drives do, so just set to 0.


Sector: Number of sectors per track. It’s often 17 for MFM drives, and 26 for RLL drives.

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