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By jduhaney ·
Why can't I create a fat32 dos partition on a maxtor 18gb hard drive using a win98 startup disk. If I use the maxtor disk it creates non dos partitions even though they are fat32 partitions.

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by daniel_he In reply to Partitioning 18gb driv

1, make sure your hard drive is recognized in
CMOS. you should check if your CMOS supports large capacity HD. you should check the HD connection, cable and power

2, when you use Fdisk, type "y" first. Then
you begin to create your patrtitions
you can not create two dos partitions if it
already has a dos partition

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by guy In reply to Partitioning 18gb driv

If you already have a partition which you want to keep, try 'Partition Magic' to resize and create new partitions.

If you want to start from scratch then delete the existing partition, and create a new partition from scratch. The other problemis that from DOS or the Win98 start-up disk there will be a limit of 2 or 4GB for the partition. So my suggestion would be to get an operating running, then use Windows 98 or NT to create another partition using the free space.

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by dmiles In reply to Partitioning 18gb driv

Donot use the maxtor disk,use the Win98 start up disk and CD-Rom and use FDISK at start up,enable large large disk support and the proceed to repartition the hard drive thru fdisk and you will be able to create the dos partition with FAT32 partitions,maxtor is created to save disk space and there fore it does not create the dos partitions.

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by sonnysan In reply to Partitioning 18gb driv

Boot from the win2000 disk, not a win98 startup floppy. Upon startup, press any key when you see "start from cd". Then follow the prompts until you reach either install os or partition. Select partition, and that is where you'll find out if you create a fat volume or not. I don't think it's the hd vendor. Also, don't create fat partitions over 2gb in size. Win2000 will automatically convert anything over 2gb on a fat volume to fat32. Hope that helps...

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by ec364 In reply to Partitioning 18gb driv

You have to delete the hard disk overlay installed by Maxtor utility. Start your PC with the Maxtor disk. Navigate through the menu to find the option to Remove HD Overlay. Then exit out of Maxtor utility and restart your PC with your Win98 startup disk. Run Fdisk and respond with (Y)es to support Large Capacity. Create your partition and make it Active. Restart your PC with Win98 startup disk and format the partition.

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