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By otiss ·
I am in possesion of a 2gig hdd PC, but only able to access 42mb. I Attempted to load win95 but did not have enough disk space, I partitioned and formatted the drive to gain full access of the hold 2gig but to no avail. Can someone help me with this problem?

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by RCC In reply to Hard Drive

Disk or some media descriptor could be damaged.
Identify what brand and model the HDD is. Go to the manufacturer's website and look for repair/recovery/management tools. Get the tools on a floppy (bootable), boot of it, run the tools, run a low-level formating, than try to partition ans install an OS again.

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Radu

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by csmith In reply to Hard Drive

You did not say which brand of Hard Disk, but no problem.
Go to the manufacturers website and download the diagnostic and setup disks.
Zero Fill or Low Level Format the drive, then partition and format the drive.
That should clean the drive, and it should be fine, unless there is something physically wrong with the drive.
Regards, Chris

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by Frobo In reply to Hard Drive

Hi,

the following is only a guess since i doesn?t know which kind of a PC you have.
Year?s ago the HHD technologie was at it?s beginning and we teks had to know all about a HD to install it in a PC, like number of Heads, cylnders and a lot more.The BIOS developer found that it would be best to create a List of common HDD?s with all this paramaters, so we had only to chose one number for the HD and it params. Unlikly could it be that you have chosen a number like 17 or 22 for your HDD, these parm is for an very old Hdd. Try if you can chose autodetect for your HDD setings in your PC-BIOS. Normaly if you press CTRL+Esc at the POST you should go in the CMOS-Setup screen of your PC and check the HDD settings their.

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Frobo

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