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Thread: 2 GB instead of 17

  1. #1
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    Unhappy 2 GB instead of 17

    I installed our new computer, and somehow lost a LOT of hard disk space. The hard disk has a capacity of 20 GB. I created a C drive of 2 GB, and wanted to put the rest in different partitions. So, I created an additional partition of 5 GB, found out that you actually have to create one additional partition which you have to devide later, deleted the D-drive and created a new one, now with all the left over space in it.
    According to FDISK, it was all fine, drive D was something like 17.5 GB but when I started to format drive D, it formatted only 5 GB. And when I looked in Windows, drive D only showed 2 GB of space (I enabled FAT32).
    Any idea what happened to the rest and how to solve this problem?

    Runa

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    Check your BIOS. Have you enabled LBA?
    Did you restart between creating the partitions and formatting?
    Maybe your copy of the format command on your boot disk is older and doesn't support large HDDs. Get one from Win98 if u can.
    I presume you're running win95/98?

  3. #3
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    the problem is its formateed in fat 16 which can only support 2gb partions. if you are using 95, dos or 3.1 or nt tuff luck. if its 98, me or 2000 upgrade to fat32
    Daniel J Matthews
    Of Daniel J Matthews Home Music Editing

    Age 13

  4. #4
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    Dear Daniel, thank you for your answer. The problem is, already did convert to FAT 32, and still it doesn't work

    Runa

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    sorry i couldnt be of any help

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    Daniel J Matthews
    Of Daniel J Matthews Home Music Editing

    Age 13
    Daniel J Matthews
    Of Daniel J Matthews Home Music Editing

    Age 13

  6. #6
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    Try to use Disk Manager from your Hard Disk manufacturer

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