1.6GB drive in old machine (486/SX/25) can't install OS
Posted on 1999-07-04
It's an old AST machine 486 SX/25 with a WD 1.6GB harddrive in it.
Well, this machine all of a sudden stopped working, and I took it home, and have been fighting for a week with it now. I can't format the harddrive to more than 503MB which is some kind of DOS limitation, and if I install something on it, it won't restart after the first part of the win95/98 Installation.
What is wrong, how do I get the 1.6GB back and get the machine up and running?
Please please please help, it's probably something very simple, 'cause I've seen this problem before.