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By khamees79 ·
my hardisk was 3.2 GB,i tried to install windows 2000 advanced server,then i changed my mind after starting,then i found that my hardisk turned into 2GB!!,when i'm booting my PC,it's giving me the option that if i want WINDOWS2000,or WINDOWS ME,and i made SCANDISK,there was no bad sectors at all,so what are the possible reasons for this,and how to repare it?

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by ryder007 In reply to 1 GB is missed

We're you doing a clean install by doing fdisk? You may have formatted the drive and turned it into a fat16 drive which only can reconogize 2gb as the biggest drive. You may have to go back into fdisk and reformat the drive as a fat32 drive so that it will see the whole size of the disk. exit windows to a dos prompt, at c:\type fdisk then when it asks you if you want to enable large disk support choose yes. You will then need to reformat the drive then reinstall the os.

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by khamees79 In reply to 1 GB is missed

thnx for trying to help,i tried doing as u told me,and i found this table:
PARTION STATUS TYPES MB SYSTEM USAGE
C:1 A pri dos 2 fat16 66%
2 ext dos 1 33%

about delete in FDISK,no non dos partiation,then cant del logical dos drive in part. while non dos part. exist!,then cant del extended dos part. while logical exist,then cant del primary part. while extended exist.
i.e. couldnt del. any partiation,and even for format c it was showng that c is 2GB,so what can i do now?

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by kmerrillt In reply to 1 GB is missed

It sounds like the hard drive added a 2nd partition for Win2000. You would have to do FDISK and delete the 2nd partition and then reformat the hard drive and then re-install the operating system. One thing to remember is that each Operating System uses 2 gb just for the operating system. From the looks of it you would need for hard drive to have 2 operating systems.
Also, you are getting the message that asks which windows (ME) or (2000) do you want to start because your hard drive was configured to "DUAL BOOT" and ask which system you want to use.

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by khamees79 In reply to 1 GB is missed

thnx for trying to help,i tried doing as u told me,and i found this table:
PARTION STATUS TYPES MB SYSTEM USAGE
C:1 A pri dos 2 fat16 66%
2 ext dos 1 33%

about delete in FDISK,no non dos partiation,then cant del logical dos drive in part. while non dos part. exist!,then cant del extended dos part. while logical exist,then cant del primary part. while extended exist.
i.e. couldnt del. any partiation,and even for format c it was showng that c is 2GB,so what can i do now?

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by razzadaz In reply to 1 GB is missed

After saving all your data;

Power-on with a start-up disk.
Select the command prompt only, at the c:> then type/select the following and press enter after each option:

fdisk
delete partition
delete primary partition
delete extended logical partitions
create primary dos partiton
use entire volume
restart
c:> format c:

Then reinstall your operating system

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by khamees79 In reply to 1 GB is missed

thnx for trying to help,i tried doing as u told me,and i found this table:
PARTION STATUS TYPES MB SYSTEM USAGE
C:1 A pri dos 2 fat16 66%
2 ext dos 1 33%

about delete in FDISK,no non dos partiation,then cant del logical dos drive in part. while non dos part. exist!,then cant del extended dos part. while logical exist,then cant del primary part. while extended exist.
i.e. couldnt del. any partiation,and even for format c it was showng that c is 2GB,so what can i do now?

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by Dana Grantham In reply to 1 GB is missed

Normally FDISK will do the job. However, I have had times that it wouldn't and had to write zeros to the hard drive which should allow you to partition and reformat. You can get the utility from the Gateway website. Here is the link to Gateway's utility to write zero's http://www.gateway.com/support/product/drivers/hdd/index.shtml

You have to make a bootdisk (start-settings-control panel-add/remove programs-startup-create bootdisk). Copy the utility to the floppy, reboot the system from the floppy and select minimal boot that will take you to an A> prompt. Run the utility by typing gwscan and press enter, from the menu, select write zero's and hit enter. This takes a little while but it also verifies the drive to make sure there isno corruption. After it is finished you should be able to partition, format and then load your operating system. Hope this helps.

Dana

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by khamees79 In reply to 1 GB is missed

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by A.C In reply to 1 GB is missed

From your answers it would sound like you have a primary partition and a logical partition (in an extended partition)
you must delete the partitions in the correct order !!!!!
delete logical partitions first, followed by extended partition, and lastly primaries.
Once you have deleted all partitions get out of fdisk. reboot, restart fdisk and make sure you answer yes to large hard disk support. NOW you can create a single (FAT32) partition.

A.C.

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by khamees79 In reply to 1 GB is missed

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