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madchick

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I want to "successfully" reformat & reinstall operating system on a custom built machine. The problem I am having is it is only using 540 mb of the drive when I install instead of the 2.4 gb the drive actually is. I tried another hard drive and it was 6 gb and only loaded 540 mb as well. What do I need to do to get the system to install correctly? I chose yes when the question came up about larger partitions. Please advise. Is there something in the BIOS I'm missing or am I doing something wrong in FDISK.
 
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How old is this PC? It may very well be a BIOS limitation if it is a dinosaur. Get a copy of FDISK and FORMAT and put them on a system formatted diskette. Boot to the diskette and run FDISK and option 4 to look at the current partition setup. Post back your findings.
 

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Rockn said:
How old is this PC? It may very well be a BIOS limitation if it is a dinosaur. Get a copy of FDISK and FORMAT and put them on a system formatted diskette. Boot to the diskette and run FDISK and option 4 to look at the current partition setup. Post back your findings.
The PC is old. C: 1 PRI DOS 503MB System unknow usage 100%

I think you are right (limitation) explains why I can't change this problem regardless of the hard drive I put in it, however, since a 2.6 gb drive worked in it before there must be a way around this limitation. Any ideas?
 
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