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10GB drive problem

By jim_rau ·
I just bought a new 10GB Maxtor drive for an older Compaq Deskpro 2000 PC. I upgraded the BIOS on the PC and installed the drive. At this point during an NT4 Workstation install I only see a bit less than 8000MB.

So I try to use the MaxBlast software to resolve this and when I do I get prompted for either a DOS boot disk or a Win9.x Startup Disk!?

I want to install NT4 Workstation. It seems like a Win9.x disk will put FAT32 on the drive? I can't use either the NT4 CD (which the computer will boot from and start an NT4 install) or the NT4 install disks. All I get is a prompt for the DOS or Win9.x disks.

Any clues as to how I can get all 10GB of this drive in NT4 Workstation???

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by ahttech In reply to 10GB drive problem

Go to the microsoft support site and search for document Q197667. Should take care of your issue.

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by jim_rau In reply to 10GB drive problem

You would think this information would have solved the problem but no. It did show me more of the drive but I still can't get it to see all 10GB. Beyond that I can't get NT4W to install and get to the GUI setup. I passed my threshold of never spending more time than money do things of little value so I am going to buy a 6GB drive like I had intended and save this one for a newer PC that can handle it. Thanks for the info, I learned something anyway.

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by dmiles In reply to 10GB drive problem

Insert the WINNT workstation in the A drive,upon start hit Shift+F4,at command prompt type FDISK,choose Yes to enable large disk support and follow the on screen instructions to set up and format the hard drive.This may work,if not use the Win95 boot disk and follow above instructions.

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by jim_rau In reply to 10GB drive problem

There isn't a Shift+F4 or FDISK option on an NT install. A Win95 disk makes a fat32 partition that NT hates. Thanks for thinking about this though ...

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by dmiles In reply to 10GB drive problem

Insert the WINNT workstation in the A and cd rom in drive,upon start hit Shift+F4,at command prompt type FDISK,choose Yes to enable large disk support and follow the on screen instructions to set up and format the hard drive.This may work,if not usethe Win95 boot disk and follow above instructions.

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by jim_rau In reply to 10GB drive problem
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by -Q-240248 In reply to 10GB drive problem

NT Setup only allows for 8GB max system drive. You can then expand this using a third party utility such as partition magic.

If I were you, I would make the C drive 3GB and use the 7GB as a D drive...

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by jim_rau In reply to 10GB drive problem

It matters little how a partition a drive that will not install but thanks for the observation ...

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by larkspur In reply to 10GB drive problem

the win 98 boot disk has drivers for cd rom
insert win 98 boot disk, start computer, when it goes to the a type in the cd rom drive and you should be grovin' right along.
i would go with what Q said and split the drive up.

hope this helps

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by jim_rau In reply to 10GB drive problem

I can put the NT CD in the drive and boot from it directly ... but that isn't the issue anyway. Your ideas were welcome though ...

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