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By Michael34 ·
Hello,

I need some major help. I have a PC I am using as a file server running Windows 2000 Pro SP4 and its only finding 32 GB of the 80 GB Hard Drive. The hard drive is a Maxtor 98196H8 Hard drive and I really need to get EZ Bios on it so it will find the entire space instead of just 32GB. I know they have there Max Blast but something about they took off EZ Bios or something because its not on any of the new versions. Does someone have a copy of EZ Bios that Maxtor Made? I know I had a floppy of it for this drive a few years ago but I cannot find it now, only the CD which has a newer version of it on it which does not include it. I called maxtor and spent 10, yes 10 Hours on the phone with a technician and he just walked me in circles and simply came to the conclusion I needed EZ Bios which he could not help me with.

If anyone knows where I can find a copy or has a copy they can send me please contact us directly at Michael34@bak.rr.com

Thank You.

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by dmiles In reply to EZ Bios

See the following site
http://support.wdc.com/faqs/software/ezdrive.asp
Also check the motherboard tosee if it supports the large hard drive,it could be that you will need to flash the bios

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by Michael34 In reply to

Yea the problem is as I said its a Maxtor drive and that WD program will not work with it. I already tried and it said "WD Hard Drive not found, Terminating Setup".

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by TheChas In reply to EZ Bios

Check out the Maxtor posted drivers at www.driverguide.com

It looks like they have older versions of MaxBlast and other utilities.

There are a few utilities and help files posted at the Driver Museum.

http://www.drivermuseum.com/

Chas

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by BobHo In reply to EZ Bios

Are you trying to format the drive to fat32 using w2k? According to Microsoft it is a design of w2k to not allow you to create a fat32 drive larger than 32gb. You can format a drive larger than 32gb by using a win98 boot disk and then use it with w2k or you can format it to ntfs with w2k larger than 32gb.

I did a quick google search for maxblast.exe and came up with a number of available downloads dated from 1999 through 2002.

Good luck,

Bob:&gt

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by dafukka In reply to EZ Bios

gwscan is a great utility for this problem. It may not solve it entirely, but it will sure make things along the road a whole lot easier.

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