First post, by Brawndo
I have a Compaq 5000 system with an Athlon 900 MHz CPU I'm tinkering with which I put a new Samsung 80 GB IDE hard drive in. I installed Windows 98 at first without using FDISK and it formatted the entire 80 GB capacity no problem during the Windows install. I then decided to create a small OS partition instead using FDISK and reinstall Windows, and I noticed while in FDISK it shows the hard drive size as only 10,780 MB (roughly 10 GB). Why does FDISK have a problem with the entire drive space when the Windows 98 installer can format the whole capacity? I was able to create a 5 GB partition to install Windows 98, and I ran FDISK in the MS DOS prompt and got the same result. Do I need to use a third party partition program like Partition Magic to get this to work? It's been forever and a day since I've tinkered with Windows 98 so I'm very well just forgetting something.