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01-18-2001, 03:16 PM
I have formatted and partitioned a hard drive (8.4 GB) after doing so, it shows that the Hard Drive capacity is only 503 MB. What is wrong?
01-18-2001, 04:26 PM
You need to run fdisk.exe and enable "large disk support", then set up the partitions, then format them.
01-18-2001, 04:30 PM
I did, I only have one partition in this hard drive.
01-19-2001, 05:39 AM
What shows 503mb, fdisk or the operating system (OS)? Does you BIOS correctly detect the harddrive? What OS and version are you using... DOS, Win95, 98...
01-19-2001, 09:13 AM
Bios is able to detect the hard drive at 8.4- fdisk is not.
01-19-2001, 11:04 AM
Did the HD come with a utility disk? When I first installed my Western Digital 8.4GB the same thing happened (Win95) - I think the utility is called On-Track. Boot up with that diskette and it will work around the HD capacity barrier. What OS are you trying to use to get the HDD to boot up? DOS or Windows? What version?
01-19-2001, 03:35 PM
It didn't come with a diskette :-(
Can I download the On-Track Utility - if so, from where?
I've used Windows 95 Boot Disk and I have also installed Dos 6.22 version and have partitioned/formatted from there.
01-20-2001, 07:22 AM
Check the manufacturer's website, they usually have a disk utility that's a free download, most use Disk Manager, give it their name, and configure it so it only sees their drives.
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