format 130gb hdd for win ME

  rsturbo 16:22 17 Oct 2006

i have a computer that has a hdd with 2 partitions c and d. the hdd is getting full and i want to clone it with acronis. how do i format the new hdd - 130gb to allow me to clone my old hdd onto it. running win me.

need idiots guide!

thanks for any help

when i try fdisk it tells me the new hdd only has 32gb before i format it.

  grumpy old git™ 16:38 17 Oct 2006

use this fix from microsoft. click here for fdisk

Or just use acronis, just connect the drive. see if it is seen in the bios. If it is then clone via acronis. it will format and partition the hard drive for you.

just remember that acronis will partition pro rata. So if your current drive is 50-50, your new drive will be the same.

  woodchip 16:41 17 Oct 2006

You need two Programs for that size of disc on a WinME computer.

Acronis Disc Director Suite 10 click here
This so you can Partition the drive and format for ME.

And this to create a Image of the C:\ drive or all the drive to load on the new one.

Acronis True Image 9 click here This is used all the time to create Backups of your System for if you have Trouble

  rsturbo 16:59 17 Oct 2006

what is the largest partition size viewable under win ME with fat32

  ed-0 18:21 17 Oct 2006

" what is the largest partition size viewable under win ME with fat32 "

I think it's 127Gb.

Try Free fdisk 1.2.1
click here It just might grab all of the size.

Also, have you checked that there is no 32Gb limitation jumper attached to the hard drive?

  rsturbo 21:58 17 Oct 2006

i am, noticed the jumper was set wrong! moved jumper, used acronis true image 8 and it did everything for me. thanks for all the help.

  ed-0 12:54 18 Oct 2006

it catches so many out, the limitation jumper.

You would think, that in todays advancement of bios's and large hard drives, that they would not ship them with the jumper attached ;-)

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