IBM PC/XT 3.5" floppy drivers

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Mon Sep 8 13:55:00 2003

> >If your XT has IBM's BIOS, then you need to add DRIVER.SYS to your

On Sun, 7 Sep 2003, Rich Beaudry wrote:
> That did it! And a big "duh" on my part ....
> The PC in question is an original IBM PC/XT 5160, and it has a 1/2 height
> 360KB drive, and a hard drive (10MB full-height 5.25" w/ XEBEC Controller).
> There was a hole above the 360KB drive dying to have a drive put in :-), so
> I added the 720KB disk (an original IBM part). The hard drive boots IBM DOS
> 3.30, so I gave DRIVER.SYS a try -- It worked first shot! Of course, I
> could have looked in my IBM DOS 3.30 manual, but that would have been to
> easy :-)
> Thanks again!

The most critical test is whether it will now FORMAT disks properly.
The options for DRIVER.SYS, if the defaults don't work are /D:1 (PHYSICAL
drive number 0=first,1=2nd,2=3rd,3=4th) and /F:2 (drive type
0=360?,1=1.2?, 2=720k, etc.)
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