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That means, completely power off your computer; then power on, start Windows and run the tool. And format it FAT32?It would great if I could reduce the number of partitions in my HDD without causing Win 98 to protest.Thanks. Do I have the right version? What does it mean to install it on it's own IDE channel? news

Microsoft gave us an excellent OU and GPO model in subsequent SBS editions that utilized WMI filters, OU linking, and VBS scripts. Still, i'm kind of puzzled: is this vista or samsung i should blame? CD-ROMs / DVDROM Chipsets Computers / SFF PCs Cooling - Heatsinks CPU / Processors Digital Cameras HDD / SSD (Storage) Home Theatre Memory MP3 Players Monitors Motherboards Mouse Pads Networking Notebooks after I built the system BIOS set to IDE and loaded a upgrade version of Vista which allowed me to do a clean install but denied an upgrade presumeably because I https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-98-mis-reading-harddrive.255114/

I have a 20GB harddrive that is only reading 1.99GB with-in windows. It won't harm the data since it does not access the "user data area" at all. When i run your program, on windowsxp, as i get to the point to restore the disk capacity I get the message: Reported capacity:33.820GB; Factory capacity: -1 Bytes and cappacity difference: I downloaded this tool and I am getting a message when I click on the desired hard drive, that there are two devices on a single channel.

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  2. I've swapped out the RAM, thinking that might be the problem, but no dice.
  3. i'm afraid your software didn't work with my hdd.
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  6. IDE connection(not raid), BIOS read the correct size- this appears to be a WinDoze prob.
  7. PC/Laptop manufacturer creates HPA Manufacturer of your PC can create a "Host protected area" on your hard drive to store an image of the original operating system and programs.

Any ideas? 0 Comment Question by:gnar Facebook Twitter LinkedIn https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/20092744/Windows-98-Re-install.htmlcopy LVL 3 Best Solution bySteveWaite Sorry mis read you. where is the other 3gb ????

spike on July 20, 2008 4:10 pm Exxxxxxcellant! Go watch Lord of the Rings!!! then by accident i stumbled upon this site and HDD Capacity Restore… and in a few seconds everything was back to normal!

Normally I like to install hardware with the software made for it by the company... I'll borrow a PCI video card tonight and see if I get any difference. I tried every possibe HDD Utility (boot sector editors etc.) but i was unable to see the whole 1Tb. Shut the machine down and detach all external USB, Serial and Parallel devices. 2.

The old video card I had was a proprietary part of the old MLB, so no dice there. There are ways to get around this problem, but since these Operating Systems are rather rare nowadays, I do not see the point of writing about them. Although the BIOS screen "screamed" it was 10248 megs (which I knew was NOT true). The other desktop HDD also became the clone of this one and it started showing 28 MB rpoviding all the data loss.

I even tried unallocated drive to force 98 to ask to format, still nothing. http://www.sharkyforums.com/showthread.php?5998-Hard-Drive-Size-being-misreported Join Now For immediate help use Live now! Easily customize display layouts to see what you want, how you want it in 4k. THanks guys tho, Im going to run the diagnostics just to be safe, and then run treesize to clear out some crap thats cluttering it up.

Please try to run this program on another platform”. Not to worry, you can probably recover your data with the help of this guide from PCSTATS. - Version 3.6.3 Bookmark this PCSTATS guide for future reference. Your drive could also be rendered faulty from connecting up and powering up on a dodgy board. Are you missing anything?

Right into windows she went. the problem was solved, even in the bios!!! tried various methods, even the utilities from the mfr. Click to Learn More Question has a verified solution.

If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members. Then suddenly it hang in the middle of "Moving Partition" operation. Couldnt get HD Capacity Restore Tool to work on USB so mounted the Toshiba on my desktop as its 2nd HD.

I get through the first few steps of the setup without a hitch, naming the computer, choosing the isntall type, and picking components with no porblems.

From online forums, apparently problem with the case. I wont stress over the loss of such a small amount of gb. But kinda wondering if its worth it after not reading much on that here as of yet. Thing is that my OS is on this drive, and using your tool it says I must disconnect this from computer.

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Dmitry Postrigan on January 28, 2008 7:20 pm I recently bought a new WD10EACS 1Tb WD Drive that i tried to clone with Acronis. by dadirtydog / May 18, 2005 1:15 AM PDT i have a pavilion 513w which had windows xp home installed on it.... If you are brave enough, you can also try the following: run the program, select your hard drive, and then when you see the "Restore Capacity" button, re-power your hard drive I had a seagate 250g hard drive on an older computer which required a DDO to recognize the full 250g.