Ok, I just got a new hard drive for my daughters computer. I upgraded it to an 80GB drive. (it's an old 1.7Mhz Dell)
When I used the Win 98 startup disk to setup a DOS partition, I enabled the large drive capability when doing so. However, when I go to create a Primary partition, it says it recognizes only 10757 Mbyte, and not the full 76,000 Mbyte that I know for a fact it is.
So, I went ahead and started loading up my Windows XP, to format in NTSF just to see how big of a partition it would make, and sure enough I was right. It is a 76,000 MB, or 76GB drive.
Anyway, as I go back to repartition it for loading Windows 98, the Fdisk on the startup floppy still comes up showing it is only 10,757 Mbyte, but indicates it is using 100% of the disk for the primary partition C:. It does recognize the differant format as NTFS, but not the total size.
Why does it not recognize the total 76GB?
And, will it recognize it when/if I decide to delete the NTSF partition and set it up as a DOS format then load Win 98?
If I do load up Win 98, and it says it only sees 10,757 Mbyte, how do I then get it to recognize the full hard drive?