I've just re-installed Windows 98 on my old computer after my 20GB Hard drive failed. However, installing 98 on my new 80GB Samsung hard drive left me at a dead end; it is only picking up 8 [or rather 7.95gb] of my hard drive. Any ideas why, and, any possible fixes?
Hi, I could be wrong about this but I believe that Win 98 has the option to be installed as either 16 bit or 32 bit and the 16 bit version only allows (and shows) for the H.D. to be in 2 GB chunks. This was a big drive in 1998!! If the maximum number of chunks is 4 then you will only see 8GB (4 x 2GB.) I run Win 98SE (32 bit) and can see the full 40 GB of my hard drive. Like I say, I could be wrong but at least it's given you somewhere to start looking.
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