Reformatting hard drive for increase GIG
I built my own computer. My operating system (win 98) isn't recognizing all of my hard drive. I put a 30 gig in, and it is reading it as a 2 gig. Obviously, a major problem. I was wondering if you had any suggestions on what I should do. Thank you.
This question was answered on September 19, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.Hi Brad,
It sound's like you have a 2 GIG Partion on your Hard Drive What you will have to do is reformat the drive.
1.From the DOS PROMPT Run FDISK (BOOT off your BOOT FLOPPY,at the A: TYPE fdisk)
2.When prompted for a large Disk click FAT32 YES
3.FDISK will have a menu with 4 items in it.
4.Delete partitions in this order
5.Create DOS Partion in this order
.Create Primary DOS
.Create Extended DOS
.Create Logical Drives set at 100% o the Drive
6 Esc out of FDISK to get back to the A:prompt
8 At the A: type format c:/s
9 When format is complete,remove the floppy and
reboot to the c:
10 Now you are ready to reinstall Windows 98
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Posted by Scott of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on September 19, 2001