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Is there an alternative to using MaxBlast to install Win2K Professional

I have an older BIOS which only recognizes drives up to 8 gig, and I have a new 80 Maxtor gig hard drive. So I used MaxBlast, and tried to install Win 2K Professional, but had problems, and the Maxtor Tech Support said that MaxBlast was incompatible with Win2K and WinXP. So, I had to settle to install Win 98SE, which runs OK with MaxBlast.

But, is there any alternative "maxblast-like" tool which would have allowed me to install Win 2KPro (other than updating my older BIO)?

Thanks.
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drcspyCommented:
listening.........

oh heres an idea.........dunno if it'll work and it's a bit of a hassle but you can try

make a new partition then install win2k and then delete the 98 partition....or run dual boot.....
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heskyttbergCommented:
Hi!

I'm not 100% sure about this, this is how it works in Linux.

Chances are that if you create a 4Gb partition on the drive and install w2k.

Once w2k has booted up you'll get access to rest of the disk, since w2k has much better ide drivers than BIOS.

If you do this you can't use maxblast and not win98 either.

Chances are same is tru for XP.
So make 2 or 4Gb partition install OS after booting up make a D: of the rest of the disk.

Or if the old disk is still working, use that as boot disk and put the new as slave, once OS is up and running you should be able to pertition and access the whole disc.

Regards
/Hans - Erik Skyttberg
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msa2003Commented:
Mayby the easier way is to upgrade your motherboard's BIOS? Visit http://www.award.com .
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zzconsumerCommented:
Windows 2000 and XP have their own HDD drivers. Install the system on a max. 8 GB partition at the beginning of the drive. After install you can use disk manager to allocate the rest of the HDD.
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Ozone3Commented:
Try this tool;

http://www.ontrack.com/diskmanager/

Most of the disk manufacturers simply rebadge it for their own drives anyway.

HTH,
Mathew.
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