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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 greg.ahler In reply to Hard Disk Problem (Need a ...

Having used Norton's Ghost, I can tell you that the best way to handle this is to start with a fresh disk. Use Fdisk to make a primary partition (active) Make it whatever size you want your new C: drive to be. Format your new C: drive (using a WIN95 boot disk, and FAT32) and drop your C: drive ghost image on that partition. It will work. Ghost doesn't care what size the destination is.

Then you make the second partition, format that, and drop the second (D:) image on. This works forme all the time.

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

Two thoughts:

1. Make sure the bios sees the hard disk as 13 gb.

2. There is a limit to the size of partition to and from which ghost will write. On a partition that large, use DRIVE IMAGE. It's much better.

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

First let's start with some basics:
Fat16 maximum partition size is 2 gigs. That is your first problem.
A ghost partition image will have the original FAT16 format and can
only be restored as such.
To prevent restoring in FAT16, do a drive image instead of a partition
image with ghost. Do this for both C and D partition.
Next, you need to partition the 13 gigs. Make sure you see the 13 gigs
in the BIOS. At worst, you may get only 10 gigs if your BIOS is too old.
In that case you maywant to update your BIOS to get the full capacity.
From there, create 2 partitions on the 13 gigs drive, making sure you
enable large drive support. I would suggest splitting the drive in 2 equal
size partition. Reboot and format both new partitions. They should end
up in FAT32 if you enabled support for large disk in FDISK.
Finally, restore your ghost images and you should be in business.

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

It sounds to me like Ghost is creating the partitions. Either way I would not use Ghost. I am not saying that it is good or bad but there is a way from within windows to do what you want to do. First of all you should check in your Bios to make sure that the new drive is being full supported. If not then you will need to get a Bios update or run the Maxblast software. After doing this you should put two partions on your hard drive in fdisk. The reason that you should do this is if you copy the information from both partitions onto one partion your will screw up your programs paths in windows. Anyways boot up off your old drive once the new drive is fdisked and formated. The reason to do this is you want to use xcopy32. Drop to thecommand prompt from windows and type
xcopy c:\*.* /s/e/c/h/k d:xcopy e:\*.* /s/e/c/h/k f:This has to be done from with in windows or it will not work. This will copy the contence exactly as it is. Long file names and everything. If you would like to know what

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

Now that the original drive is partitioned as FAT 32, create a FAT 32 boot disk--just format a disk with the system files, then copy the FORMAT, FDISK and SYS to the boot disk after formatting it.

Now, FDISK the 13 GB drive and tell it you want to use ALL the space. It should create a 13 GB E: drive after it's formatted.

If the motherboard BIOS is too old, the max it will show is 8 GB. You then have three options. [1] Upgrade the motherboard BIOS--either with new BIOS chips if it's old, or FLASH it with the manufacturers newer version of the BIOS. [2] Use a new IDE controller card that has a BIOS on it to see greater than 8 GB. [3] Use third party software to create the larger size partition. Check the drive manufacturers site for the program to do that.

Now instead of GHOST, use DRIVE COPY to place the contents of C: on the new E: (I presume you want to remove the original drive when you're done.) If you have any programs on the current drive, reload them after moving thenew 13 GB to be MAST

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