win98 hard drive size

  LesMurray 21:17 02 Feb 2006
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My friend is still using win98 on p2 400 I fitted a 40gig h/drive in his machine, the bios saw it ok but when I loaded win98 it will only see 7gig what do I need to do to get his h/d up to capacity

  madPentium 21:27 02 Feb 2006

The new drive didnt have a small partition (fat32) and a large partition (ntfs) did it?
If so, you should remove all partitions, recreate and format as fat32 as win98 wont see ntfs format which is used by xp etc.

  woodchip 22:32 02 Feb 2006

You may be able to get software from Drive Site, So you can use the Full Size. It is Disc Overlay Software. Easy Setup software. If it's a Maxtor, it's Maxblast, Seagate does one also

  Simsy 11:04 03 Feb 2006

that Win98 can't see a partition bigger than 32 Gig. If I'm correct the drive will have to be partitioned to see all of it.

As usual, I'm open to correction!

Regards,

Simsy

  pj123 11:19 03 Feb 2006

I have two PCs running Win 98SE and both of them have 2 120gb hard drives fitted. All four are Maxtor drives and I used Maxblast to set them up, which overcomes the Win 98SE 32gb limit.

What size hard drive was the original, if it was below 8gb you could also find that the Motherboard has a limit of 8gb.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:33 03 Feb 2006

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