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I am new to building computers, and I just built a new one. It is a epox motherboard which will support raid, and has the chipset to support p4 processors. well I got the system runing, then my dad put win 98 on it. he loaded it as a fat16. i switched this to fat32, and it only wanted to read 2gig of the hard drive. I have a 100gig harddrive. I tried fdisk, and then reloaded it, and all I can get windows to recognize is 1.99gig. and Dos I can only recognize like 33gig of the drive. My question is, how do I get windows 98 se to read the entier drive, I had large drive support enabled.

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If the version of Win.98 that you have is a full version you can do a complete install from the CD.

But if it is an upgrade you will need an earlier version of Windows to show it when asked for a compliance check, Such as Win95 or 3.1 you get the idea.

OK here is what you need to do.

First go here <http://www.drd.dyndns.org/index2.html> and download the Win98 boot disk.

Click on the the the red floppy next to Win98 and download it.

Insert a new floppy in your floppy drive and click on the file that you downloaded and it will create a Win98 Boot Disk.

Boot to this new boot disk.

Select boot with no CD Rom support.

At the A prompt type fdisk, When the prompt comes up about large disk support select yes.

Then select option 3 Enter

Select option 1 Enter

Select Yes

Type in the Volume Label if there is one and hit enter.

Are you sure Yes.

Esc.

Select 1

Select Yes

Esc

Reboot

Now you need to Format.

Boot to the floppy without CD-Rom support.

At the A prompt type format c:/s

Select yes

When it's finished you can enter a volume label such as hard drive or you can leave it blank.

Now boot to the floppy one more time, This time select boot with CD-Rom support

At the A prompt select E:\ enter.

This is assuming you have one hard drive and one CD-Rom. The E could be an F or some other letter depending on the amount of IDE devices you have.

With the Win98 CD in the drive type setup, Enter this should start loading the Operating System.....:D

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How important is it for you to keep what you have....you can run Fdisk and delete and recreate the partition but that will erase everything on the drive....then format and reinstall...follow the prompts and when it asks if you should use the whole drive say yes...

if you want to keep what you have then go out and look for a product called partition magic....it will let you pay with the partitions

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After rereading his post I didn't see anything on there about keeping anything!

He said he wants to be able to use the whole drive..............:rolleyes:
 

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Speed ....

No problem ...was just giving him options:winking:


Thanks for typing all that fdisk info....my hand would of got tired:D


you gotta tell some one the finality of Fdisk....:bandit:
 
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Hey Doonz

Now you don't really think that I keep retyping that stuff.

I keep a generic version as a doc and edit it for the particular occasion then copy and paste it.........................:D

I don't really consider fdisk as final, Fdisk it and give it to the feds for a couple of days and I guarantee they find everything that's on there............LOL
 

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:no: Well i tried the fdisk with your instructions. What does "volume label" mean? I tried typing the volume of the hard drive and got invalid, so i tried leaving it blank and it seemed to proceed.

then when I went to type in formatc:/s, it came up with bad request.
I tried different ways of typeing it in with spaces and such. I even went to c:/ and typed it in. I tried to run format.exe and it did no good either. so IM lost as to what I need to do at this point.

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When it asks for the volume label look up the top of the screen and it will have the volume label up there.

Type it in when it asks for it and select yes. I'll see if I can get an example for you.....:D
 
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