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Hardrive not giving right capacity

By skarmory2002
Jan 25, 2006
  1. Ok so i have several harddrives that all work, but when i put them into this certain computer, they all read either half of what they reallly are, or only 283 mb. only when i use fdisk is when it comes up as 283 MB. I keep trying to install win98 on these systems, but as to no avail i get this problem all the time. When it comes upafter post and tells you all of your hardware, it says the proper capacitybut after this, I get the previous problems. can anyone help me?
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If the BIOS detects the drive at the right capacity, then the problem is with fdisk. What version is it?
     
  3. skarmory2002

    skarmory2002 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    i dont know i got it from bootdisk.com
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Well, which disk image did you download? And what size are your drives?
     
  5. skarmory2002

    skarmory2002 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    they arnt that big only 2-4 gigs and i used the first mirror image. I just don't understand what its doing wrong, ill make another disk from a win98 install and see what happens.
     
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    The first DOS bootdisk on www.bootdisk.com is DOS 5.0 and AFAIK that DOS version supports hard drives only up to ~500MB in size. Yes, you should use the Win98 boot disk.
     
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