This was because it was not supported. I solved this by running "big drive enabler" (a Maxtor product) which modified the bios to accept the large sized drive. Installing SP1 (I'm using xp) Then using Partition Magic 8 to pick up the capacity on the drive that was not recognized by xp.
I seem to remember that there was limited sized hd supported back in the days of 98 but I can't remember correctly. I'm sure someone might be able to advise.
It might help to advise what you are running. Ie hard drive manufacturer. What motherboard, what bios etc.
fdisk that comes with win98 has this limit - it's a known problem. The fdisk that comes with later versions (ME) has the problem fixed. If you want to use the later fixed version, you can download it by following the link on here click here;EN-US;263044
If you're happy with what you have fine - if you want to fix it to work correctly - follow the link to the download as above.
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