Re: FDisk for 160GB Drive......hmmmmm
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Subject: Re: FDisk for 160GB Drive......hmmmmm
Date: 3/8/2005 4:06:13 AM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: FDisk for 160GB Drive......hmmmmm posted by
1. You'll need 48 bit support from your Bios, without this your large hard drive will not be fully seen, so DL and install the latest bios update for your mobo.
2. After updating your BIOS, download Intel's 48-bit LBA Test utility, 48LBACHK.EXE (ME & 98/98SE only). Open a command window from within XP and run it and it will scan and test your BIOS for 48-bit capability (Your large HD should also be connected during this test.). If your motherboard does not support it then you will need a 3rd party PCI controller card that has 48-bit support. Link to Intel's 48LBACHK.EXE (33KB)
3. Windows 98SE support for 48 bit LBA requires that you have support from your motherboard or a compatible 3rd party PCI controller card that has 48-bit support. This will enable support for drives larger than 137 Gigabyte. FDISK will also not support these drives, so you will need to use the manufacturers setup disk for the hard drive or a 3rd party partition program. I prefer AEFDISK, its better than FDISK anyway and it's free. Linked below.
Also, here is a link to a big drive enabler util from Maxtor that will also work with most other brands if you don't have a disk with your drive.
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