Partitioning Problem- Your worst nightmare: 1993 Packard Bell - This eats Freddy Kruger for breakfast
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Subject: Partitioning Problem- Your worst nightmare: 1993 Packard Bell - This eats Freddy Kruger for breakfast
Date: 1/15/2001 10:58:36 PM (GMT-7)
IP Address: 220.127.116.11
Ok, my grandma has a 1993 Packard Bell. It was running Windows95 (barely. I mean, it takes forever to open anything up). It has a 540MB Hard-Drive (I verified it when I went into Explorer and checked the drive properties).
I decided to format and do a clean install. I was going to make a separate partition, so I just went straight to FDISK and erased all Partitions (I did not format before that. Not sure if that matters or not). But I decided to just stick with one primary partition.
So I restart and go back into FDISK to create the new partition and it says that the HD only has 11 Mbytes of space to create a primary partition.
Um... 11 Mbytes? We are missing about 529MB of space?
I tried everything I could think of. Both Fdisk and Partition Manager report it this way. The HD is a Conner CFA540A.
I set the settings in the BIOS/CMOS just like it says:
CYL:1048 HD:16 SECT:63 LZONE:1048
I am stumped.
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