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Small Partition??

LocKStocK

Smokin & Jokin
#1
Just got a new 120gb Maxtor Diamondmax +9!!! :D
Only problem is when I partition it in fdisk, it finishes and says
there is only 51gb:mad:
In bios, it says its a 120gb HDD....and it is set to master....????
Wots up with that?
 
T

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#4
i wouldnt use fdisk with a hdd over 60gb - apparantly, it doesnt always work as well with anything bigger (or is it 70gb?)

if you've got a hdd already in the pc, use the disk management facility in administrative tasks > computer management

right clicking the drive will allow you to set up partitions. when partitions are made, it will ask you if you want to format it/them and also what file system you want to use.

if you dont have a hdd already in the pc, just boot from your XP cdrom, and set it up in there - that supports the big hdds afaik
 

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