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dtvwilbur

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long story, but i have a dell t600. it was only used 6 months before it was passed to me.i formated the system only then to find i didnt have the resource cd! well after it setting for three years i got it back working just a few nights ago? i know it has a 20 gig hard drive,but it only shows i have 2 gig capacity and only 500mb available. it runs as a 16, and i tried to go fat32? it ran all night but today when i checked,it said it hadnt completed? please help!!
 
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What windows OS are you trying to set it up with? Do you have the windows CD?
 

dtvwilbur

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windows 98se. its a CD i bought. it had same on it originally,before it formated


sorry!!
 
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Fat16 has a 2gig capacity. At this point, It might be better to start back at fdisk, and delete all partitions and create one. Only this time, make sure that you answer yes when it asked you "Do you wish to enable large disk support." Make sure you are using a win98 startup disk. If the PC you are on now is running WIN98, then you can create one by
1)Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2)Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
3)On the Startup Disk tab, click Create Disk.
4)Follow the instructions on the screen.
Or if not, let me know and I will try and find one online.

Here are directions on using FDISK and FORMAT.
 
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