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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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  • minutero Dec 11, 2007

    sorry, but i'm not sure if i understand what are you saying. I think you said i have to give a Fat32 format to my hdd, thing i've already done when creating the partitions.

    I'm from South America (i speak spanish) so all those contractions are hard for me to understand them.

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