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The Disk Initialization Manager is the part of the Mac OS that manages the process of initializing disks. It does not perform low-level formatting or verification of a disk; it simply manages the communication between the software requesting that a disk be initialized and the appropriate disk driver.

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Inside Macintosh: Files
(Chapter 5 - Disk Initialization Manager)
This document describes the parts of the Macintosh system software that allow you to manage files and other objects in the file system. It shows how your application can handle the commands typically found in a File menu and provides a technical reference to the File Manager.

Chapter 5 describes the Disk Initialization Manager, the part of the operating system that allows you to initialize disks and erase the contents of previously initialized disks. You use a Disk Initialization Manager routine to present the standard user interface for initializing and naming disks.

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