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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

    Jan 13, 2003
    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


    Jan 22, 2003
    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!

  3. caliansa


    Jan 21, 2003
    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 :)

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