WIN 98 Disk partitions

My computer has a 12,9 GB hard drive, i can see that if I enter setup when I boot.
But in Win Explorer or anything I have only one Disk (C:) with 2,1 GB capacity.
Where do I find the rest of my space/how do I submit this to a new partition?
I have a CD rom (D:) and a CD writer (E:). Can this affect it?
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Start command prompt and start fdisk - here you can define the rest of your hd. The CD and CDR letters may be changed during this operation.

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At the command prompt type "fdisk".  When it askes you if you want to enable large disk support, say yes.  At the options menu choose number 4 to display.  System should be FAT32 and usage should be 100%.  If either of these are not correct do the following:

Hit "Esc" to get back to the main menu and choose #3 to delete partitions.  At the next menu choose #1 to delete primary dos partition.  Choose "y","Enter", "Enter", "Esc".

You should be back at the main menu.  Choose #1 to create paritions.  At the next menu you should choose #1 to create a primary dos partition.  When it askes you "Do you want to use the maxium avaible disk space?".  Type "y".

You'll have to hit "Esc" to get to the a: prompt.  You'll have to reboot before you format.

WARNING:  All data will be lost so back up anything you want to save.
You could use a program like partition magic. It will let you adjust the partitions without loss of data.
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Also make sure that Large Disk Support is enabled in the BIOS.
Patricia Siu-Lai HoCommented:
frodem, Your drive is partitioned by you or by somebody?

You can check this: -
Click My computer, (C:), File-properties, File system: FAT32

If it is now showing FAT but not FAT32, your hard disk has been partition to FAT16 which has a maximum capacity for a partition of 2.1GB.

Please advise in more detail.    pslh
Frodem, follow Pslh's advice and check what type of FAT (file allocation table) is in use on the "C" drive. From there we can better guide you as to a course of action.
Certain older versions of BIOS do not support large hard disks.  Try upgrading the BIOS to the latest version by connecting to the site of the BIOS manufacturers. If your hard disk is of IBM make you can download Disk Manager programme from their site.  With this, you can install the hard disk of large capacity without upgrading the BIOS.

becareful upgradeing your bios if it doesnt go throuugh your machine wont boot at all not even to a floppy try the fdisk method described in the comments above
Frodem, would you post a comment to finish this question as to what you did and how you made out please? Thanks!
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