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Windows mis reporting size of har drive

By mike_1933 ·
Why would windows report a hard drive size of 3.5 gb when the true size is 580mb, and on a different pc it report my 10gb hard drive as 7.7mb /there is only 1 partition on the hard drive after an fdisk in the auto detect in the bios the size of the 10gb hard drive is correct?

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Windows 98/Fdisk misreports drive size

by juanitadesjardins In reply to Windows mis reporting siz ...

Windows 98 was reporting a 69GB drive as a 10GB drive, but Windows 98 SE (when in GUI mode) reported the correct size. I found an article at Microsoft's site which describes this problem. The article applies to drives larger than 64GB and may not correctly answer your particular question on smaller drives. The article number is Q263044 and a related article is Q263045.

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