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By BajanboyAM ·
Hi Group,

I have replaced my original 4gb capacity drive with a 40gb capacity drive now drive C. I now use the 4gb drive D for documents. When I use drive properties, drive C only show a size of 8gb capacity, D drive show 4 gb capacity correctly.

When I use Belarc Advisor it display both drive with the correct capacity. Both drives are FAT32.

My system is Pentium II, 233mhz, running Windows 98SE.

Can anyone offer any advice on how to correct this.

Thanks

Al

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by Still_learning In reply to Disk Properies

You might try a BIOS upgrade for your system. I ran into a similar problem with an HP Pavilion system and could not resolve it. All HP would say is that if I upgraded the HDD, the system would no longer be supported by HP (It was already out of warranty) and I could not locate a BIOS upgrade for the system. It is also true that some systems cannot handle HDDs larger that 8MB. Hope this helps.

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by opatzg In reply to Disk Properies

I just replaced a 30 gig drive with an 80 gig drive in my amd 900 duron, I had to download the ontrac software from ontrack linked from ibm.com suuport to make it work otherwise at best I could use 12 gig. For some reason my bios could see the 32 gig twice and use the leftover. Depending on your drive, western digital has their own software, maxtor has theirs, download from whoevers website and it takes over for control of the hdd. You will probably be limitted to 32gig because of win98 but can use the additional 8 as an extended partition.
Good luck

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by Captain Krunch In reply to Disk Properies

Opatzg is correct. You should have gotten a CD with your new HD that contains the software. If not you can download it from the brand website, Seagate, WD, Maxtor all have good tools to do this. They will include a SoftBIOS to support drives largerthan 8 gig. You will need to partition the new HD due to 98's limitations. Set up your primary boot partition and use the copy tool to move everything from your old to your new drive. You will then have your new C drive, your old drive will be the Ddrive, and your extended partition will show up as E. The drive addresses for CD or zips will be adjusted accordingly.

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