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HARD DISK FDISK & FORMAT WRONG FORMAT SIZE AND...

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September 4, 2001 5:00:07 AM

At first let me tell you what system I'm talking about!!!
Gigabyte 6VXE7+
Pentium III 1G
256 RAM Infineon
40 G HD Western Digital (WD400)
Nvidia TNT2 M64 32MB
CD-ROM 52X Sony
Floppy
All that for only $.... Noooooooo!

OK, First I've boot from a fresh Floppy disk virus free!!!
secundo made a FDISK Partition it 50% / 50% 20g+20g=40g
NOW! I rebooted the metalscrapoide started a format and it tell's me this...

WARNING, ALL DATA ON NON-REMOVABLE DISK
DRIVE C: WILL BE LOST!
Proceed with Format (Y/N)?Y


Checking existing disk format.
Recording current bad clusters
Complete.
Verifying 38,161.72M
0 percent completed.

Why 40 G should'nt it be 20 G since I made a partition of 20 G ????

Help someone !!!


<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Erictronik on 09/04/01 01:01 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
September 4, 2001 2:03:39 PM

<font color=blue>You would think that if you created two 20gig partitions that it would be 20Gig!?! Have you checked to see if fdisk shows the correct information?</font color=blue>

<font color=green>Check the BIOS settings and make sure it's set to Auto detect the drive and that LBA is enabled. *Just to make sure that it isn't a configuration problem*</font color=green>

<font color=red><b>"Can you deal with that!"</b></font color=red>
September 4, 2001 9:14:37 PM

when you did first time FDISK, answered YES for large support,
before partitioning there was a message:

“ Total disk space is xxxxx Mbytes (1 Mbyte=1048576 bytes)”

Just a question: What have been shown as xxxxx?
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