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I recently installed a 40gb hard drive as a primary drive and had some trouble with it booting up. Probably doing the wrong thing, I reformatted the drive. Now the drive works fine, but only has 2gb of space showing to use. What did I do wrong?
Using Win98.
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Boot to your startup disk.
No CD-Rom support.

At the A:> Prompt type fdisk.

The first screen you will see will ask do you want to enable large disk support. Type Y Enter.

It will run up the numbers.

Y again.

It will run up the numbers again.

Esc.

Reboot.

No CD-Rom support.

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

Select yes.

It should show formatting 39 something as your drive size.

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IF he follows Speedo's recomendations AND his bios will not support 40 gig drives, it will still show up as an 8 gig. THEN time for a flash or a mobo.
 

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let us not forget ez-drive with ez-bios. Sometimes you can get 20 2gb logical drives or 1 40gb drive, depending on the bios and MOBO. Either way you can use that big drive on your old PC. If it didn't come with your new drive you can find it has a download on the www.
 
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