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setup win98 with fat32 on new 6.4

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I have a new 6.4 GB hard drive
I have win 95c on CD
I have Win 98 upgrade on CD
I have a WIN 95 'CD-ROM Setup Boot Disk'
I have a Win 98 Startup Disk
When I boot from the boot disc The CD drivers ARE OK I can run FDISK but I don't get an
option for FAT 32
I can create a primary dos partition but only 2047 - i would prefer all 6.4 GB
If i do create the primary dos partition there is no Format available
If i then run 'Setup' on the Win 98 cd it starts ok and i press enter to continue
I then get the error message
'Windows Setup requires 7340032 butes available on your C: drive.'
I guess this is because C: is not formatted but as Format is not available on the boot disk
what am i supposed to do???
I could install dos 6.0 but i don't realy want to and i don't think i should have to.
Also i realy want one 6 gig drive with fat32 - Not 3*2 gig with fat 16
This was the whole point in spending £70 on Win 98.
Please can anyone help
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Sue,
Tell me more about your system. (CPU, RAM, Drives, etc.)

How are the hard drive parameters configured in CMOS?

Some system BIOS will not recognize large hard drives/partitions.  It may then be necessary to use a third-party program to fully access the drive.
Regards,
Ralph

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Hi,

   wouldn't the 95c startup disk allow for formatting in Fat32?
Kez

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When you FDISK a new drive (or any drive) with Windoze95+ it will ask you if you want large disk support. If you say "Y" then it will make any disks as FAT32. You will not see it as FAT32 *until* you are actually in Windoze though.

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SueBond,
We need some feedback from you.
Ralph

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Yes the 1st boot disk was corrupted and my replacement wasan old Win95 with no fat32 I have now got a Win98 boot and had no problem.
I actually fixed the problem before i had an answer but did not know if i could cancel my question.
Thanks anyway
Sue
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