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By lallen01 ·
I used Drive Copy to copy a 2.4 gig Win 98SE Hard Drive to a new 15 gig Hard drive - all went well except that the new HD under win shows as 2.4 gig - BIOS shows as 15 gig?

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by McKayTech In reply to DriveCopy

I believe that DriveCopy always creates a similar-size partition when it duplicates a drive. If you run FDISK from a command line, it should show the other 12gig as unpartitioned space.

You can either use a tool like PartitionMagic to expand thecurrent partition or you can use FDISK to make another partition on the un-used space, format it and assign a new drive letter to it.

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by jfrazee In reply to DriveCopy

Download a version of Norton Ghost. Then wipe the 15 gig and ghost the 2.4 gig to the 15gig. This program copy's the files over and the drive will stay a 15 gig. I believe that there is a free 30 day trial from Norton.

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by Ian McLean In reply to DriveCopy

Drive Copy does create the new partition the same size as the old. You need to use a program (such as Partition Magic, my favorite) to resize the partition to its full 15 gigs. An alternative to this would be to recopy the information with Drive Image (my favorite copy program) and tell it to use all the free space or Norton Ghost which also does a good job.

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