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By arod ·
I am upgrading my hard drive from a 3 gig to a a 13 gig hard drive.
I am ghost copying my data from the 3gig drive to the 13 gig drive.
The 3 gig drive is partitioned with a C: drive and a drive.
I have windows 98, pentium 133 processor, 32 meg Memory.
Why can I only see 4 gigs of the 13 gig hard drive? 2 gigs for drice c:
and 2 gigs for drive d: Is there anything I can
do to use max 13 gig of the new drive?
Do I still need to partition the new drive?
I changed C: and toFAT32. No difference. I used the J46 jumper
since these are both Maxtor drives. No difference.
Not quite sure how this FAT 16 works, but that is waht I have on the
3 gig drive.
Will I need to back-up drive, then reformat the new drive?

Thanks for assistance.

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by dmiles In reply to Hard Disk Problem (Need a ...

The Bios needs to be updated from the manufacturer's site,you can also check out the site drivers.Once you have the update,load the boot disk and cd rom when the screen starts click on shift+F4,at the command promt type fdisk,answer yes to first question and set the size of your partition, you will then be able to reformat.Also look through the tech republic questions in the last two weeks of Feb.and you will find a similar solution.

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by desktek In reply to Hard Disk Problem (Need a ...

The problem is that when you use ghost, you are doing a disk copy or a partition copy this affects the end product on the destination drive. After you use ghost, use partition magic to see the rest of your hard drive. Once you see the rest of the drive you can extend your partition to utilize all the space available on the drive.

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by jjll In reply to Hard Disk Problem (Need a ...

Before you ghost the image to the new hard drive, convert your 3 gig hard drive to Fat32 on both partitions. Then ghost the image over to the new drive and you will see 13 gig on the new image.

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by hugodavenport In reply to Hard Disk Problem (Need a ...

Like others have said, your best option is to buy a upgraded BIOS which supports large disks.
Otherwise, keep the old disk as your C: disk and install the new disk as a slave, using the Maxtor Disk Manager to do the partitioning. That way at least you'll have a BIOS which understands the C: disk on which Win98 is installed, so even if the new disk fails at least you'll have a working computer

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by bob In reply to Hard Disk Problem (Need a ...

Since you have a pentium 133 I am guessing your machine is a few years old. Your CMOS and/or bios might not be able to handle larger drives. Cechk with your bios maker to see if there is an upgrade.

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