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After having my Computer for 3 years I decided to format my HD to start fresh again and delete all the junk, but after I was done I checked my C drive to see how much free space I had in my 12G HD, to my surprise all I had was less than 2G total, I have no idea what i did wrong and I have no idea where my other 10G went?
any ideas?

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Put your boot disk in the floppy drive and boot to the A:\ prompt!

Type fdisk.
Select yes when asked if you want to use large disk support or something like that!

When the options come up select 4 this will tell you how many and what size partitions you have!
Also you will see what type of partitions you have on the drive!

Post the details here!

Then someone will help you sort it out!

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This is what I have on my screen:

Current fixed disk drive:1

Partition
c: 1

Status
A

Type
PRI DOS

Volume Label


Mbytes
2047

System
FAT16

Usage
25%


Total disk space is 8056 Mbytes ( 1 Mbyte = 1048576 bytes )

Press ESC to continue
 
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It must have been formatted with a Win95 Boot Disk, That's why it's fat16!

What you want is fat32!

What OS would want to load on here first? Once you have made that decision we can get you on the right road here!

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Okee Dokey

Go Here and download the Win98 boot disk!

Put it on a floppy!

Boot to it!

Choose no CD Rom support at the first screen you will see!

Then type fdisk!

When it asks if you want to enable large disk support type Y enter!

Choose option 3!

Then delete Primary Dos Partition!

Read the instruction at the bottom of the screen!

Esc.

choose option 1

then 1 again!

Enter

After the numbers run up hit enter again!

Esc.

Reboot

At the A:\ Prompt type format c:/s

When it's done formatting you should be able to run your restore disks again!

After all this I just remembered that you have restore disks!

You should be able to restore the drive with these! I'm not really sure tho!

If not try the above!


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