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FDISK only shows 504MB on a 1.6GB Drive

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I have a WD 1.6GB HDD installed on my Tyan Tomcat (HX) motherboard.  It's the master on the primary IDE channel.  When I use FDISK to create a primary partition, it asks if I want to use the all of the available space on the disk - I say yes, and it tells me that the total space is only 504MB.

BIOS recognizes the HDD as a 1.6GB, so I'm kinda confused.  Previously, I used only SCSI drives on this motherboard, so I never saw this problem.

I'm using Win95 OSR2, version 4.00.1111.  I'm attempting to get a 1.6GB FAT32 partition, but I'm stuck.

I KNOW I'm missing something small, but I'm stuck, nonetheless.

Bill
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JBURGHARDT earned 50 total points
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You need to enable lba for hard disk. There is limit in dos to 1024 and new hard drives much more than that
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All I have to say are two things:
1 - Thanks,
and
2- Duh.  I knew that.... Thanks for reminding me.


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