Hard Disk Parameter Table

 This 16-byte structure can be found at the vector address of INT 41H (the
 4-byte address at 0:0104).

 The parameters for a second hard disk (if any) are found at the vector for
 INT 46H.  These tables specify a variety of critical variables for hard
 disk drive operations.

       XT The switches on the controller board select one of four drive
          types for each hard disk drive.  At boot time, the BIOS sets
          INT 41H and INT 46H as indicated on these switches.

       AT The INT 41H and INT 46H vectors are set according to the
          AT Drive Type value which is a CMOS Memory variable stored by
          the "Setup" program.

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   +0      2  wMaxCyls     maximum number of cylinders
   +2      1  bMaxHds      maximum number of heads
   +3      2  wRWCyl       starting reduced-write current cylinder
   +5      2  wWPCyl       starting write precompensation cylinder
   +7      1  bECCLen      maximum ECC data burst length
   +8      1  rOptFlags    drive step options:
                             bits 2-0: drive option
                             bit    7: disable retries
                             bit    6: disable ECC
   +9      1  bTimeOutStd  standard timeout value
  +0aH     1  bTimeOutFmt  timeout value for format drive
  +0bH     1  bTimeOutChk  timeout value for check drive
  +0cH     4  res          (reserved)
          16               length of a HardDiskParmRec

See Also: INT 13H (disk I/O)
          Diskette Parameter Table
          Data Structures