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BIOS and large HDDs?

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Greetings:

I was recently told that Windows 98 will handle large Hard Drives, providing the BIOS can handle it, or if the BIOS can be upgraded to handle the large Hard Drives.

I would like to know how to find out if a BIOS will handle a certain size HDD without actually trying to install said large HDD?  (Specifically, I am speaking of a 10.5 Gb HDD and the computer is a Compaq that has already been set up with a new HDD, new O/S software, etc. )

Karl
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What size hard drive is in the Compaq now.  If its over 510 meg and the system is not using any special drive partitioning software you should not have a problem with your 10 gig drive.You might wanna consider how you wanna partition it tho..  Good Luck and hope this answers your question.
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You want to go into the bios and look at the section that concerns your HDD. If there is an option that allows LBA mode then it's fine, if not then it won't work. Hope that answers your question.
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