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I have recently bought a 4.3Gb hard disk brand new.  In the BIOS setting it is saying it is the right size, yet after doing FDisk it says there is only 286Mb on it.  What is  Happening ???
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rmarotta earned 200 total points
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You need to enable LBA in your CMOS setup.
Older BIOS cannot support drives over 500MB, so some type of overlay software may be necessary to allow your computer to utilize the entire drive's capacity.
Let me know some more about the computer's hardware, and I can help you set it up.
Regards,
Ralph
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I currently have a 386 with 4Mb RAM.  The bios chip ia an American Megatrends Inc. 1990.  
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It does not have an LBA option... Is there any decent software ?
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by:rmarotta
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Who made the hard drive?
Many manufacturers ship the necessary software with their drives, or have it available at their websites.
Ralph
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It is a Samsung Hard Disk, I used that EZ Drive last night form Western Digital it has now partioned it so I can access it all and made three drives C:, D:, E: and my CD-Rom is now drive F:
I'll have to think about a new motherboard.....
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Yeah!
That will get you some muscle power to go with the new drive!
Good luck,
Ralph
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It is a Samsung Hard Disk, I used that EZ Drive last night form Western Digital it has now partioned it so I can access it all and
       made three drives C:, D:, E: and my CD-Rom is now drive F:
       I'll have to think about a new motherboard.....
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