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320GB drive in 98

by mrsubway / April 21, 2009 3:06 AM PDT

My friend bought a 320GB western digital IDE drive, and wants to use it exclusively for storage. He has the 98 OS on another drive.

He wants the 320GB divided into 3 partitions. I have tried using partition magic to create 3 logical drives for him, all of even size.

If I use partition magic in Windows 98, it will let me make 2 partitions, one at the beginning of the drive, one in the middle. However, the final partition which is all the way at the end of the drive cannot be created. Partition magic gives me an error.

If I use the same version of PM in Windows XP, I can then format the drive fine with 3 FAT32 logical partitions. However, when you put the drive back in the 98 machine, it can only read/write to the first two. The partition at the end is unusable. I've tried making 3 partitions in 98 with fdisk and format, and still cannot read the final partition. Is there a way to have 3 logical drives on a 320GB drive in 98?

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by mrsubway / April 21, 2009 3:09 AM PDT
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Forgot to mention. The 98 machine's bios lists the right size. It is a Soyo 5EH5 motherboard. He's also running 98SE.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2009 4:12 AM PDT
In reply to: 320GB drive in 98

You can research 48 BIT LBA support for Windows 98. I'll stop here since you can now begin your research.

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