Accessing HD bigger than BIOS supports
Posted on 2003-03-02
Let me give the full problem, in case I've diagnosed it incorrectly -- if I have I'll give points for pointing that out and more for a solution to the new problem.
I had a 13 GB drive on an Win98 machine (PIII-450; 704 MB). The drive died, so I bought a new drive to replace it. The new drive is a 120 GB drive and is installed. When I boot up with the Win98 CD and run fdisk, it only sees the first 55 (approximately) GB. My assumption is that the BIOS just won't detect more than that 55 GB.
If that's the correct issue, then do I have any options other than upgrading the BIOS? I CANNOT move away from Win98 on the box, and I would like to have the full 120 GB partitionable into 4 logical drives.
Are there any other options?