Re: hard drive size after install
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 13:47:20 +0000
>I flashed the bios today, and still have the problem. The bios does
>recognize the 20gb hd, before and after the upgrade. I didn't partition the
>hd, I formatted when I had win98 running, and then installed winxp and
>allowed it to use ntfs file system, and during this process, I notice that it
>says the hard drive is only 2gb.
You have got in a terrible muddle. Start over. Boot the XP CD direct.
Enter Setup, and after the license agreement take New Install. When it
asks you to confirm where, hit ESC; select and delete the current
partition and make a new RAW one to be formatted at the next stage
The important point is the delete. Without that it will just go ahead
and make a new install over the top of the old one
If it is an upgrade CD, you will need to show it the Win98 one on the
drive for a few moments when asked where Windows is. Then put the XP
one back when a blue screen asks for a CD
Alex Nichol MS MVP (Windows Technologies)
Bournemouth, U.K. Alexn@mvps.D8E8L.org (remove the D8 bit)
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