The FAT formatted disk
During formatting, all hard disk are divided into multiple sectors. The sectors must contain both user data and the file system administrative data. This is because in FAT, the administrative data are stored on the disk also:
Thus, the disk is divided in:
In the data area all files and sub directories (beyond the root directory) are stored. The data area sectors are gathered in clusters, and this organization is illustrated here:
Read Module 6b with a little about Windows 95/98.
Read Module 6c about the relationship between BIOS, OS and hardware
Read Module 7a about the videosystem
Read about video cards in Module 7b .
Read about digital sound in Module 7c .
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