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how to get win98 to recognize 12g hard d

By averytoledo ·
i have a cybermax 200 pentium with mmx technology. 48 mb of ram. the mother board is a 8500tvx pentium vx system board. when i first recived the computer it had a 4g hard drive. since then my hard drive crashed and i went out and bought a 8g hard drive. i have reformatted both hd's with the 8g as the master and the 4g as the slave. my computer when it boots up sees the 2 hard drives and sees the 8g as the primary. however win 98 only sees 2g of it. how do i get my computer to see the full 12g? if possible with out having to reformat it again.

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by DLe In reply to how to get win98 to recog ...

Boot with a Windows 98 boot diskette. Use FDISK to set up the partition on each drive. The 1st question after you run FDISK is "do you wish to enable large disk support", make sure to answer YES so that the drive will be using FAT32. Set up the larger HD as the primary partition and the other as an extended partition. Then format the drives.
If you don't want to reformat the drive again, try using a DOS version of Partition Magic. It will allow you to convert the partition to FAT32 and extend it to use the full disk.

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by tchieng In reply to how to get win98 to recog ...

I could be wrong... but most likely you formatted your hard drive using the regular FAT file system. A FAT partition can only be up to 2 gig in size. If that is the case, you need to get a program like Partition Magic and convert that FAT system to a FAT32 system if you don't want to re-format your drives. Otherwise, re-formating is your only choice. If you choose to reformat... the first thing you need to do is create a boot disk. Go to Start | Settings | Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Startup Disk and Create Disk. Copy the FORMAT.COM and MSCDEX.EXE file from the C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND folder to that disk. Next, reboot your computer using the boot disk. Use FDISK and redo your partitions. When FDISK asks about using Large Disk support,enter Y. Create the new partitions (on both drives as needed). Reboot and format you hard drive(s).

Re-install Windows 98... If your computer is not capable of booting from the CD-ROM drive to install Windows, the boot disk should contain and load a generic ATA CD-RO

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by averytoledo In reply to how to get win98 to recog ...
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by tchieng In reply to how to get win98 to recog ...

Whoah... I thought nobody would be answering questions this late at night. I thought I was going to be the first one to respond... DLe, you beat me to the "Submit My Answer" button. :)

Anyway... continuation from above...

Use "A:\MSCDEX /D:MSCD001" to map the CD-ROM drive and proceed to install from there...

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by averytoledo In reply to how to get win98 to recog ...
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by jesselou In reply to how to get win98 to recog ...

may i suggest that you will use your 4g hdd as your primary and your 8gig your secondary master partition in to two this may optimize the speed of your drives,your 4 gig will be the fastest.if you agree with it then let your cmos detect them automatically exit and save your bios and then do the traditional repartitioning and reformatting certainly you will get the correct volume of your drives.

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by averytoledo In reply to how to get win98 to recog ...

thx i was wondering why my system was so slow when i re installed all the programs. thx that is a great help.

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by Dejan In reply to how to get win98 to recog ...

sory 4 bad english

be sure to our madeboard recognize HDD > 8 GB, Pentium 1 is old madeboard. If necesseri and possible upgrade bios, then again build partition and format disk.

1. delete all partition
2. reboot
3. create partition, when fdisk ask "Enable Larg disk support" answer "Y" (this need 4 fat 32, in fat 16 max. part. size is 2 GB)
4. format and reinstall

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