Only Getting 20 Gb from a 40 Gb Drive

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  1. rhikdavis

    rhikdavis U.S. Veteran

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    Anyone familiar with the procedure that allows win 98 SE to read the full capacity of a 40 GB drive....

    Thanx.
     
  2. SmartOne

    SmartOne GoingIn CoverMe

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    ;Q Is the drive almost full? Are you, also, running an image utility like MS Restore or Roxio GoBack?

    Try to decrease the cache size; or in the alternative, go to the restore utility and delete all but the most recent restore point.

    You might want to check with these people, too.

    Windows Help Forum
     

  3. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    Generally, it's not the OS that is a problem reading the full size of a drive, it's the BIOS.

    When you boot, you'll get a notice to enter setup (usually F1, or CTRL-S or something like that.) Get into setup and make sure the drive is seen with the proper data, number of heads, cylinders, etc. If you only have it set to auto, make sure it reads it properly.

    WIN will never see it as a 40 Gig if the BIOS does not see it as such.

    DanH