Install reports 15GB hdd as 2GB !

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MrLip, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. MrLip

    MrLip Guest

    I have tried this several times, several different ways.

    I have 2 physical hard disks and want to install win98 & winxp as a dual-boot in this configuration:

    Disk#1 15GB
    partition #1 FAT32 4GB: win98
    partition #2 NTFS 11GB: winxp
    Disk#2 20GB
    partition #1 FAT32 20GB: data

    so this is what i tried:

    With FDISK on disk#1 I created
    part#1 PRImary DOS 4GB
    part#2 Logical DOS 11GB

    (Disk#2 is already setup)

    I was planning on converting part#2 to NTFS later on.

    Then I installed win98se onto C:
    That went with no problems.

    Then I tried to install winxp, but when I get to the part of setup where you select/edit the partitions, firstly, <b>setup reports my disk#1 as only 2xxxMB when it should be 15xxxMB.</b> Secondly, it <b>only shows C: (part#1.)</b> It doesn't see part#2 (which is the partition that I want to install onto) It sees disk#2 normally.

    I've also tried not partitioning part#2, just leaving as empty space so that I can create a partition on it during winxp install. BUT the same thing occurs, the physical disk is reported as only 2GB and the empty space is no where to be seen.

  2. apu95

    apu95 Caffeine-->Code Converter

    Montreal, Canada
    i strongly suggest that u use partitionmagic for all the dualboot stuff....its sooooo much better...i dont know why it doesnt recognize the hd as it is, but just a suggestion so you wont have any trouble...
  3. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    Format your 11gig logical partition from windows 98 before your next xp installation attempt. I've seen this problem before and formatting the drive was the solution. Must be a glitch in XP's setup.
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    You didn't accidentaly create a FAT16 partition did you? They only come to 2048 MB.