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06.09. Can I keep my Disk Manager/EZDrive partition with a new BIOS?




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This item is from the Yet Another Enhanced IDE/Fast-ATA/ATA-2 FAQ, by John Wehman and Peter den Haan with numerous contributions by others. (v1.92).

06.09. Can I keep my Disk Manager/EZDrive partition with a new BIOS?

If you have a Disk Manager or EZDrive partition and are upgrading to a translating BIOS, you have three options.

o The utility is compatible with LBA translation, or has a migration feature. This makes for a smooth upgrade path. (I'm only certain about Disk Manager v7).

o The above isn't true and you don't want to go through a backup, repartition, restore cycle. Tell the BIOS to use Normal mode for the harddisk and the utility should continue to work as usual.

o Backup, repartition, restore. See 6.10 if you experience difficulties removing the utility.

Always back up your data before doing a system upgrade.

 

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