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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 donhuffman In reply to Hard Disk Problem (Need a ...

fdisk ,enable large disk support,partion fat32. That ott to do it.

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

Have you tried to use a partition expand utility like PartitionMagic from PowerQuest?? If not try that first. You can find it at www.powerquest.com

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by Dennis2841 In reply to Hard Disk Problem (Need a ...

The simplest way to do this is to convert your old drive to fat32 first. Before you make your conversion(backup your important files).You will have to use fat32 as fat16 has a max of 2Gigs

I would fdisk and format the new drive to be sure that you are recognizing the full 13 gigs. I would create just one partition, but do what you prefer, there is a very small space gain by using multiple partitions, but then you have to manage them.

Install your old hard drive as a slave or secondary master and ghost the primary partition to the new drive using the partition to partition selection in ghost instead of disk to disk.

After this is complete, reboot to your new hard disk and then use Explorer to copy the contents of your second partition to wherever you want it(be sure to set your file options to "show all files" or you wont copy some files including dll's).

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

You didn't say what kind of hard drive it is.
Seagate's Data Lifeguard tools will copy the data and install EZbios that will get you past the bios barriers and will allow you to set your own partition sizes. I think that you can download it from westerndigital.com, but I'm not sure. Maxtor's Maxblast is also great. Both will give you more flexibility than Ghost.

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