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By arod ·
I am upgrading my hard drive from a 3 gig to a a 13 gig hard drive.
I am ghost copying my data from the 3gig drive to the 13 gig drive.
The 3 gig drive is partitioned with a C: drive and a drive.
I have windows 98, pentium 133 processor, 32 meg Memory.
Why can I only see 4 gigs of the 13 gig hard drive? 2 gigs for drice c:
and 2 gigs for drive d: Is there anything I can
do to use max 13 gig of the new drive?
Do I still need to partition the new drive?
I changed C: and toFAT32. No difference. I used the J46 jumper
since these are both Maxtor drives. No difference.
Not quite sure how this FAT 16 works, but that is waht I have on the
3 gig drive.
Will I need to back-up drive, then reformat the new drive?

Thanks for assistance.

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by rellerd In reply to Hard Disk Problem (Need a ...

If you created a Win98 boot disk, copy fdisk.exe onto it from the c:\windows\command directory. Boot from the floppy, and run fdisk. When prompted, enable Large Disk Support by answering 'Y', hit '1' to create a new partition, and then create a new logical drive. The only other thing I could think of would be your BIOS doesn't support LBA. Good luck!

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by redshift In reply to Hard Disk Problem (Need a ...

Two things to try, the 1st may work, and will save you some money. The 2nd will certainly work, but will cost you $30 or so, but is quick and easy.

1) Find out the EXACT manufacturer and model of your motherboard, hit that manufacturers website,and download an updated BIOS that supports LBA (required for big drives), then follow that manufacturers instructions to flash the BIOS.

2) Forget your Motherboards IDE connectors and go out and buy a new PCI IDE controller, then install and configure it according to the manufacturers instructions.

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by rvkillen In reply to Hard Disk Problem (Need a ...

It seems that fat32 is not enabled. Subsequently, all it can see is 2gb per partition. Also the BIOS probably needs updating. If the Bios doesn't support LBA, as is, the most you will get out of the drive is 8GB.
Update your BIOS and enable supportfor large drives from FDISK and you should be able to use the rest of your drive.
Unfortunatly, using ghost to do this may not give you the results you desire. You will be coping a "clone" of each partition to the new drive, whereby, FAT32 wll have to be enabled. You may want to check out Partition Magic to reclaim your lost space AFTER you convert to FAT32

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by bwaggoner In reply to Hard Disk Problem (Need a ...

You need to upgrade your BIOS like mentioned in the other answers. Your partitions on the drive you want to copy over are FAT16. In order to Ghost that partition over, it will try to create a FAT16 partition on your 13GB drive. Also, if you are not using Ghost 5.1D you will have problems with any drive over 10GB. Ghost 6.0 has the ability to convert a FAT16 partition into a FAT32 during the copy so you won't have to break up your large drive into multiple partitions. You may have to find another way to copy your old drive over after you upgrade the BIOS.

Good Luck

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by wmwinkle In reply to Hard Disk Problem (Need a ...

Hi,
There's a diskette that accompanies the Maxtors 10GB and up called the MaxBlast Plus Diskette. Basically you set CMOS config to AUTO detect your drive then boot with the diskette in and it configs for you. You can get a copy from Maxtor or any shop that handles Maxtor(Compusa etc.) Good luck

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