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  1. #1

    why don't sectors begin with zero

    Does anyone know why sectors are numbered from one rather than zero? What is the historical/technical reason?
    Lastly, does is (or did it) put a limit to the HD size that could be accessed by the BIOS given that cylinders and heads are at their max values?

    Thanks for any explanations, I am trying to get educated.

  2. #2
    have a look at this link,

    will explain quite a bit for you about hard drives.mind you it goes down quite often

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