Re: 9/03/2004 Gigs missing from my new 80GB hard drive
by royc - 9/5/04 10:30 PM
In Reply to: Re: 9/03/2004 Gigs missing from my new 80GB hard drive by Quang D
The FAT32 file system will only support partition sizes of 32GB or less.
I've seen this several times. And it is not true.
I set up a 60 GB drive running 98SE with 1 partition because the client did not want to worry about 'Drive letters'. I tried to tell him that 98 would take care of it but said NO.
And if you have a system setup with a Big partition you don't need to Fdisk, reformat and reinstall the OS. Just get 'PRESIZER' and change the size of the 'C:' to 30 GB OR 8 GB or what ever you want then use FDISK to create an extended partition and the logical drives then format the new drives and go from there. The system will boot to whatever OS you had on it since you didn't change anything on the boot sector or 'C:' except change it's size.
BTW Please read the docs in PRESIZER, because you are working with the lowest level of the drive. But don't let that stop you, I've been using it for at least 8 years, and it's never done anything bad. If it gives you a warning or an error message STOP, EXIT the program and re-read the docs then decide if you want to continue or NOT.
Also as per the docs don't worry about power failures or any thing like that. Even your little brother pushing the reset button. It will pick up right were it was stopped.
One other thing, I always run it from a floppy.
I would suggest you do the same.
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It's freeware so if you can't find it let me know and I'll put it on my website.