View Full Version : FDISK says 20gig is 100% used
11-19-2000, 05:05 PM
when running fdisk on my win 98 se machine it says that my Hard Drive is 100%, nah i got 5 gig free. what is happening?
i have enabled large disk support but no, please help me, either contact me on my icq number or just email me, thankyou so much!
I think fdisk is just telling you that 100% of your drive is in one partition, not that it is used up.
11-20-2000, 12:25 AM
Ok first of all, fdisk is a program that sets partitions, "Adding/Deleting partitions." Why you would be using fdisk to check how much free space you have, I will never understand, but if you was to accidently screw up in fdisk you could loose your information indefinatly, "Unless you got bundles of money" for data extraction. Be careful when using fdisk.. it is used only as a partition maker or deleter, not a freespace viewer.
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11-20-2000, 05:48 AM
yah i can see what you are getting at but i want to create another partition, sorry i didnt make myself clear, but when i do i get the message, "there is no space to create an extended DOS partition"
so please help !!!!!!
i really need to do so, partition magic wont do n e thing, just practically does the same thing, no space to create another partition, and yes i am using FAT32, not that that has much to do with it
so chow for now, and please help me!!!!!
11-20-2000, 10:11 AM
Hard Disk Partitioning and Formatting Procedure (http://www.pcguide.com/proc/setup/hdd-c.html)
How to fdisk a Hard Drive (http://www.sybercom.net/jtmurphy/page11.htm)
I think what you'll have to do is start over, and create a smaller primary partition, then create the secondary. The links above will have more info.
If you had everything...Where would you put it?
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11-20-2000, 10:18 AM
i shouldnt have to tho, 5 gig free, no 6 gig, i cant see why 'starting over' would make n e difference, thanx for the help, but i dont think u understand me fully.
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