Re: How do I format maxtor 30G

Re: How do I format maxtor 30G

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Posted by colin on September 07, 2000 at 11:47:12:

In Reply to: How do I format maxtor 30G posted by Deepak on September 07, 2000 at 09:27:01:

Firstly you need to dicover if your BIOS supports that size, make a note of the CHS numbers on the drive label and install it, boot up and enter BIOS setup, go to the drives section and set the drive to auto and make sure the 'mode' is set to LBA, this invokes the int 13 logic blocking address software allowing partitions greater than 2 Gb. If it wont auto detect, set the CHS values to those on the label, then put LBA mode on, some of the numbers may change,this is the support needed, dont try and change back.Save settings and exit, continue to boot to a floppy(a start disk is ideal)when you get to the A:> type fdisk press return and you will get an option to enable large drive support, yes obviously and then choose to create a primary partition, let it default to use max size and allow it to do its job, you will see now what size it has allocated(you will loose about 5% due to the way HDD makers call 1Gb, 1000Kb which is incorrect its 1024)If you get the full capacity go back to the start and delete the partition again so you can set about creating your primary and extended partitions,and asign logical drives within the extended partition.Make the primary partition active and quit fdisk and reboot.
If you dont get the full size you will need either a BIOS upgrade or the Maxtor disk Manager from their web site.
sorry if Ive given you stuff you already know I just tried to cover as much as I could in the hope you will up and running soon.

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