Well i've hit a brick wall here. When i've fdisk'd and then formatted previous HD Drives, no probs, but!!!! My new Maxtor 80Gig beast fdisks but just doesn't want to format. Instead i get a warning that there is no room for a swap file, and to exit. Can anyone shine any light on this prob.
Which fdisk did you use, one of a windows 98 boot disk?
These can sometimes have problems with hard drives over 64gig, I think.
Enter fdisk again and see what size the partition/ partitions are by picking option 4. This should give you the sizes. When you started fdisk, did you pick large disk support, if not, then the size of the drive may be just 1.99 gig.