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Can't copy/paste files on new UDMA HD

By mcneeseg ·
I have an AMD Athlon 600mhz pc. I just installed a new 45 gig Ultra ATA 66 hard drive. I can see the entire hard drive in Windows 98 and everything is working great. I can download software, install software, do anything I want except cut and paste files or folders. Any ideas?

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I believe 8gb is the limit on the partition size in win98. So if you have a single partition of 45gigs i can see why you are having problems. Even if you have a partition of 10gb it will still have errors. Eventually your system will no longer boot when the amount of data on the drive reaches a certain point. My expereince with oversized partitions is it gets to a point and than just kills the FAT on the drive. Unless you are willing to run a great deal of drive letters i would invest in some software to allow windows to see larger drives (Don't know if it exists, maybe partition magic.) Basically you need to reduce the size of your partitions to under 8gb. or upgrade to Windows NT so that you can have a huge partition.

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The technet article Q127851 confirms 8gb as the largest partition for Win98.

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by mcneeseg In reply to Can't copy/paste files on ...

I tried repartitioning with Partician Magic. It didn't solve the problem, so I just started over with fdisk. I made my partitions 10 GB just to see if I would have the same problem after starting from scratch. The cut and paste worked fine after that, but I had other problems. I decided to take your word for it and fdisked again. This time I used 7.5 GB partitions and I've had no more problems. Thanks a lot.

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by Fred Gordon In reply to Can't copy/paste files on ...

For a very detailed explanation of causes and solutions to your problem, go to:

http://www.maxtor.com/technology/whitepapers/63001.html

--Fred

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by -Q-240248 In reply to Can't copy/paste files on ...

What happens when you cut & paste? Get an error or what? The files or folders may be in use! Can you copy and paste?

Drives larger than 8 GB ARE obviously supported ini WIn98, 95C, OSR2, since they support extended INT13.

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by mcneeseg In reply to Can't copy/paste files on ...

Apparently there is something to the 8 GB barrier because I started over with smaller partitions and everything is fine now.

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by bryan_hartman In reply to Can't copy/paste files on ...

If you have Microsoft Office on your
Pc try running office clean from your
Office cd in the valuepack folder. Then make
Sure in program files folder you delete the
Microsoft office folder then reinstall MS Office.
For some reason this will fix you copy and paste problem
Even in other programs.

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by mcneeseg In reply to Can't copy/paste files on ...

I tried your suggestion because it sounded like the simplest solution if it worked, unfortunately it didn't. I didn't have problems cutting and pasting in Office applications. I had problems cutting and pasting or dragging and dropping files on the hard drive. Thank you for the answer. I just hope I remember to try it if I do have a problem with MS Office.
Thanks again!

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