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Hard drive question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sparky65, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. sparky65

    sparky65 Thread Starter

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    Hi I have a question regarding my hard drive. I have an IBM 80GB 7200 hard drive that I put into a new machine with a new Intel 845ebg motherboard. I have set everything fine drive is configured to use 16 heads and is configured to be a master used fdisk with one primary partition set everything to Auto in the bios. when I went to format it it says that it is formatting a 10 GB drive. what could be the problem is my hard drive going south on me. By the way I enabled Fat 32 on the drive. please help.
     
  2. wildfire1960

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    Most likely you need to flash your board BIOS. Also, try formatting the drive with the Utility Disk that came with your drive. I hope this helps!

    Wildfire
     
  3. caliansa

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    Fdisk needs a fix to recognise drives over 64gig or so. I downloaded the fix from microsoft, it didn't work, so had to extract a file from the package - I think it was called fdisk.ex_ - renamed it to fdisk.exe and copied it to the boot disk. Then fdisk worked.

    The format command worked fine after the disk was re-fdisked, but did not display the size correctly. On any disk above 64gig-ish, the format command displays the size of the disk minus about 64-gig - it sounds like this is what is happening on your 80gig.

    So the long and the short of it - if windows displays the drive as being an 80-gig, then you got it right :)

    Kate
     
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