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Hi, i have a Maxtor HD (6E030L0), and i recently install on it windows 98 (before i had windows XP), and when i was creating a partition for windows 98 and one for my data, all this using a win98 bootdisk and fdisk, it appeared on screen that my HD full capacity was of only 8GB, but i know that my hardrive has a capacity of 30GB. I was doing some research and i found that te problem could be that the bios version of my mainboard was to old, but it has the latest version (my mainboard is a MSI model: MS-6738).
Besides, when i had winXP it show a 27GB harddrive, so maybe the bios is not the problem but that you should know it.

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