Can't format entire hard-drive
Posted on 2003-03-26
I have a 20 Gb hard-drive that had Win 98 installed on it. When I tried to install LM 9.0, it couldn't format part of it. I used my Win 98 boot disk to run fdisk and found that I have a 16 Gb partition labled as a "Dos Extensions" it won't let me delete it because there is no logical partition. If I create a logical partition, it doesn't link the two together. I tried to re-install windows, and it worked fine, expect that it only installed on the remaining 4 Gb, the "Extension" was still there. I tried to use "format", but it only formats the 4 Gb. It's like 16 of my 20 Gb are there, but I can't get at them. Please help, I'm at my wits end, here.