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Hi,

I am adding a new 2.1 G drive to my ancient Toshiba T1900C laptop. I inserted it under the keyboard and started Partition Magic. PM recognized the full capacity in FAT32. I converted it to FAT and now it only recognizes 51.2 MB on the drive.
I guess FAT doesn't like partitions over 2 G.

Anyway, how do I start over? Whaterever I do, the laptop will only recognize 51.2 MB.

John
 

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You need to fire up PM again and fix the drive. You are correct in assuming that FAT16 only recognizes a 2gig maximum size partition. You need to make it a FAT32 partition, and it'll work properly.
 

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If you're running W95a, it's probably past time to upgrade to at least W98. Most systems that are running W95 will be compatible with W98, and it'll be a lot easier to deal with large disks, to name just one of many benefits.
 

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Thanks for the advice. I have Win98 on my Dell XPS R400 (dual booting with XP) and my other laptop. This old laptop only has 20 MB RAM (max), so I am worried about overloading it with Win98.

John ;)
 

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With 20mb, I can see why you're concerned! :) Maybe it's time to just retire that one? Of course, you could load W95b on it, that includes support for FAT32...
 

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I got it from a trash bin for my 9-year-old. We're fixing it up to learn and have fun. (Along with an Apple 7100/80 - yikes!). Now I just have to figure out how to get IE 5 installed w/o access to the internet. :confused: I found a web site with downloads, but it hiccups with all the zipped files. X(
 
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