General discussion

Locked

How do I fix the tables in the MBR.

By cliffjos54 ·
After prepping for a clean install and doing same,I now have 2G Partition on a 40 G drive.How do I adjust the tables in the MBR to match the info in FDISK? This problem is in my home comp. running 98SE on a P3 550 system.I have fdisk and formatted the drive twice and still get the wrong info.Any help will be greatly appreciated.Thanks Cliffjos54@cs.com

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

5 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

How do I fix the tables in the MBR.

by NetTek In reply to How do I fix the tables i ...

fdsik /mbr

Collapse -

How do I fix the tables in the MBR.

by cliffjos54 In reply to How do I fix the tables i ...

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

How do I fix the tables in the MBR.

by TheChas In reply to How do I fix the tables i ...

The FAT16 version of FDISK is limited to a 2GB primary DOS partition.
You need to answer yes to enable large hard drive support to create a partition larger than 2GB.

1. Delete all partitions from fdisk, and re-boot before setting the new partitions.

2. Make sure that you are not using an old version of Fdisk that does not offer large drive support.

Also, make sure that your BIOS detects the full size of the drive correctly. FDISK will not format the drive any larger than BIOS detects the drive.

If your BIOS cannot detect the drive properly, I recommend a PCI IDE controller card. For under $30, you get both large hard drive support, and support for either ATA100 or ATA133.

Chas

Collapse -

How do I fix the tables in the MBR.

by cliffjos54 In reply to How do I fix the tables i ...

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

How do I fix the tables in the MBR.

by cliffjos54 In reply to How do I fix the tables i ...

This question was closed by the author

Back to Windows Forum
5 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums