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Installing a 200gb harddrive with windows 98se

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  1. olryst

    olryst Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have a 200GB maxtor hardrive, which I want to use as a slave drive, and I have windows 98se installed on my computer. Can someone tell me how to install the harddrive with the full 200GB rather then limiting it to 137GB please.
    I have a KG7 RAID Motherboard.
     
  2. norton850

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    Be sure to check and see if you need a BIOS update for your MB to support a drive of that size. Windows 98SE will also need some sort of "drive overlay" usually available at your drive manufacturers website.
     
  3. olryst

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    I already updated the bois.
    At the maxtor website they have a program called Big Drive Enabler. But it says it is only compatible with Windows 2000 and Windows XP home/professional.
     
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    you could just make the remaining space into a seperate partition.
     
  6. olryst

    olryst Thread Starter

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    I think i'll try that.
    Thanks for your help.
    :)
     
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    What is the BIOS date of your current BIOS?
     
  8. olryst

    olryst Thread Starter

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    The BIOS Compile Date is 03/06/2003
    Its the latest for my motherboard.
     
  9. /\/\r.Abdul

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    have you tried my suggestion if so how did it go?
     
  10. olryst

    olryst Thread Starter

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    It woulden't let me make a seperate partition with the remaining space.
     
  11. /\/\r.Abdul

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    damn. the only thing i can think of is checking microsoft for a fix or getting win XP with SP1.
     
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