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By mdavis ·
On a Win98 PC, in My Computer when I check the harddrive size it says 12 GB, but when I use disk size program for windows, the one with the pie chart it shows only a 2GB hard drive, there is only one parition (c:). I havent ran FDISK yet though to see if that parition is 100% of the drive I will try that. If anyone else has any ideas please let me know. Thank You

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by dmiles In reply to Hard drive size

Check your BIOS version and see if it is the latest update,try flashing the bios
Do you have any compression software on the drive

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by mphoffar In reply to Hard drive size

Fdisking or using a utility like partition magic is probobly your best way to look at this. I suspect that at one time, the disk was formated with fat16 and converted to fat32 if that's what you're using now.

If you want one big partition without having to reinstall, then partition magic is probobly the way to go. If you don't care and probobly want to reinstall, then fdisk and go with it.

Good luck to you

Mark

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by TheChas In reply to Hard drive size

Make sure that the drive doesn't have any boot managers installed. (Such as Western Digitals EZ-Drive) This could be the source of your problem.

Before I got to concerned with the Windows reporting differences, I would check the paramaters for the HD itself. They are usually on a label on top of the drive.

If there is a mismatch in how the drive was setup, that would also explain why Windows reports the drive size differently.

Don't change any BIOS settings for the drive, as you may lose access to you system.

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by douglas_debow In reply to Hard drive size

I also noticed a few size problems with win 89
when dealing with hd sizes in different places.
I think there is a windows programing error
with defrag to, it also short changes my hard disk. (as well as the disk sizer program)
but they seem to work ?

watch MicroSoft bet we will see a fix soon (or later WE ALL KNOW WHAT THERE LIKE)

hope it they help!

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by fenaikh In reply to Hard drive size

Hi
look at the middel of the DiskSize screen and see the file system type it should be like
this "type: local disk FAT32 " if it is not then you may have an older version which may not support FAT32 or you used the FAT16 to prtion and format your hard disk.Iam using the latest version which is ver 1.3 you can download it Direct from the download link:
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Haven/3253/disksz13.zip
Support page: http://www.disksize.da.ru
Author`s E-Mail: bure@ms.lv.In the otherhand create a win98 boot disk then boot with it then check your harddisk.


Good luck

Mohamed
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