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    Platinum+ Member bhxtyrant's Avatar
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    quick 98 HDD question

    If i remember correctly Windows 98 had a limit on large hard drive partitions.However i don't remember the size limitations.I was trying to remember this info for a friend who recently added a 160GB hard drive to a 98 system but is having trouble getting it to register as 160GB (i think the max was 120-130GB?) so i recommended partitioning two dual 80GB,checking for Bio's update and making sure "mass storage drives" are enabled in Bio's. but just wanted to double check.Thanks.
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    Detailed answers and a fix.

    http://www.hexff.com/w98_hd.php

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    Platinum+ Member bhxtyrant's Avatar
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    thanks efn just the kinda thing i was looking for.

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    [ ] Download and use the updated FDISK.EXE utility program from Microsoft.
    Keep your partiton size for the Primary partiton that is to be used for drive C: to 127GB or less.
    [ ] Use the Windows 98 FORMAT.COM utility program. Note that while the prgram is running it will display an incorrect size for your partition. After it has finished, the summary screen will show the correct size that was formatted.

    Tip: Formatting large hard drives is extremely slow. If you have a disk setup utility that came with your new hard drive, use it instead of FORMAT.COM. This can save you HOURS of waiting.


    LOL i guess this guy never figured out how to use the /q option on format.

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