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By Wisdom642 ·
I have a customer that purchase a 200 gig Western Digital hard drive and I notice that windows 98 fdisk does not show the hold drive is there a third party software that would help on win98sec or an update.

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by Wisdom642 In reply to Large Hard Drive

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Large Hard Drive

you got these things affecting your ability to use all that space:
BIOS limitions (get new ide controller card) the speed will be noticable and worth the $$.
fdisk limitations (get fdisk patch from support.microsoft.com or use other partitioning utility like partition magic)
file system limitations (use win98 osr2 so you have fat32 ('large drive') support)
you could to to western digital and get drive overlay software. but the new controller is the way to go.

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by carlos.nino In reply to Large Hard Drive

You could try with commercial software like Partition Magic, though you have to be carefull because it is a very powerfull application.

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by TheChas In reply to Large Hard Drive

Microsoft has a newer version of Fdisk that supports drives up to 137GB on W98

http://tinyurl.com/17uf

You may need to use Western Digital's DataLifeguard Tools to set up the drive and have it function properly under W98.

Only Windows XP SP1 has native support for hard drives larger than 137GB.

Chas

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by samurai96 In reply to Large Hard Drive

go to the Western Digital web site and download there HD software. There software I believe is called ez drive. What it does is a HD format utility and if the bios doesn't see the whole drive then it installs a drive overlay program to enable use of the whole drive.

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