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I have a 3 GB hard drive that when I do a fdisk on later model PC I can see and access the whole hard drive.  When I take the hard drive out and put it in an older model PC (486 66mhz), I can only access 500 MBs of disk space.  Is there anything I can do or software I can run so I can see the whole hard drive in the older PC.  The hard drive has Windows 98 and other software on it, but I cannot access it in the older PC.
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steventia13 earned 150 total points
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In the CMOS setting, you must set the hardisk detection to LBA mode (no normal mode) or to enable the >540Mb mode. So the PC can access the data but you must have win95b or win98 boot disk to boot it. Do not use the win95a or dos to boot your PC.
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Most likely the BIOS in your 486 will not understand the size of the drive, you can go to the hard drives manufacturer website and download their version of EZ-Drive (or whatever they call their disk overlay program). But in using this you will probable lose what information you currently have on the drive

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