Why does this work?
I'm playing with a new disk imaging program which has a dos version.
I formatted a disk as a system disk under xp and booted off it. Much
to my surprise, my external usb hard drive was visible. Is bios doing
this or what? I didn't do anything special when I made the disk.
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