win98 reads hard drive size incorrectly
Posted on 1999-01-07
I purchased a new computer with a 6.8 gig hard drive. Win98 correctly read the drive then. Win 98 lost some necessary files and would not start. I reinstalled win98, but other problems arose. Before it became clear that I was having a hardware problem, I had tried reformatting my drive. That worked temporarily. The machine would not boot on C. I then tried a DOS 6 setup. the program reformatted the hard drive all right but then the computer would even boot from A. I sent it back for the warranty work,the computer now works fine. The problem is that win98 now reads my hard drive as a little over 2gig. Bios says 6.8 gig and a third party shareware program called Config also reads the hard drive as 6.8gig. My question is if the manufactures reinstalled win98 on the DOS6 format would that cause the incorrect drive size reading, if so, would the problem be corrected by using win98 fat32 or partition magic?