How to Use Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 ISO to Overcome BIOS Hard Drive Size Limits
If you have an old computer with a BIOS that does not support large hard drives, you may encounter problems when trying to install an operating system or access your data. One solution is to use a BIOS overlay and partitioning tool like Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 ISO.
Ontrack Disk Manager is a software that helps you overcome various BIOS hard drive size limits by creating a virtual geometry for your drive and allowing you to partition and format it with FAT16 or FAT32 file systems. It was commonly bundled with hard drives, but many releases are OEM specific and may not work with other drives[^1^]. However, Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 ISO is a universal version that can boot from the CD-ROM drive through software[^2^].
In this article, we will show you how to use Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 ISO to set up your hard drive before installing an operating system. You will need a CD-ROM drive, a blank CD-R or CD-RW, and a computer that can boot from the CD-ROM drive.
Step 1: Download Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 ISO
The first step is to download the Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 ISO file from a reliable source. You can find it on some websites that offer old software downloads, such as WinWorld[^1^] or Phil's Computer Lab[^2^]. Make sure you download the file with the .iso extension, not the .exe or .img files.
Step 2: Burn Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 ISO to a CD
The next step is to burn the Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 ISO file to a blank CD-R or CD-RW using a CD burning software of your choice. You can use any software that supports ISO image burning, such as ImgBurn, Nero, or CDBurnerXP. Follow the instructions of your software to burn the ISO file to the CD at a low speed.
Step 3: Boot from Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 CD
The final step is to boot your computer from the Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 CD that you just created. To do this, you may need to change the boot order in your BIOS settings or press a key during startup to access the boot menu. Select the CD-ROM drive as the first boot device and insert the Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 CD into the drive.
Once you boot from the CD, you will see a menu with several options. Choose \"Ontrack Disk Manager\" to start the program. You will be greeted by a welcome screen that explains what Ontrack Disk Manager does and asks you to accept the license agreement.
Step 4: Use Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 to Partition and Format Your Hard Drive
After accepting the license agreement, you will see the main screen of Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57. Here you can perform various tasks on your hard drive, such as creating partitions, formatting partitions, running diagnostics, installing drivers, and restoring MBR[^1^] [^2^].
To create partitions on your hard drive, select \"Create/Modify Partitions\" from the menu. You will see a graphical representation of your hard drive and its current partitions (if any). You can use the arrow keys and Enter key to select and modify partitions. You can create up to four primary partitions or three primary partitions and one extended partition with logical drives inside it.
To format partitions on your hard drive, select \"Format Partitions\" from the menu. You will see a list of your partitions and their file systems (if any). You can use the arrow keys and Enter key to select and format partitions. You can choose between FAT16 or FAT32 file systems for each partition.
After creating and formatting your partitions, you can exit Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 by selecting \"Exit\" from the menu. You will be asked if you want to save changes to your hard drive and reboot your 061ffe29dd