hard drive

  shadowsky 10:15 28 Dec 2004

hi i bought a new hard drive for my windows 98 it is an wd hitachi 160.00 gb and it comes up as a 1.99gb but its ment to be 160.00gb what should i do thank you.

  ^wave^ 10:21 28 Dec 2004

you may have to look at what is suported by your mother board and bios. have you formated the the drive.

  Gongoozler 10:38 28 Dec 2004

Hi shadowsky. Download and run Belarc Advisor to find what motherboard you have click here, then post the results here so we can advise you what your motherboard can support.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:10 28 Dec 2004

Hard disk tools :-
Seatools click here
WD Data lifeguard click here
Maxblast3 click here

use one of these to prepare the disk for use on your PC.

  BlueMeanie 21:23 28 Dec 2004


When you partition the new Hard Drive you have to select FAT32 and not FAT, to enable the larger size. (FAT has a limit of 2Gb.

If you have selected FAT in error, it would be best to delete the partition and then partition it again opting for FAT32 (also known as Large Disk Support).

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