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Harddrive
thadious Oct-26-01 04:24 AM
I recently installed a western digital 60gig hardrive on my conpaq presrio 5440. The problem I am having is it will not show as anything but a 18 gig hard drive. I cannot use ez-install since Compaq in theire infinite wisdom put windows 98 on the restore disk and it formats the drive again after you use ez-install. Is there any program out there I can load afte I use my restore disk which allows me to read the whole drive. Partion magic only lets me see 30 gig. thanks in advance for any help. Ted

2. RE: Harddrive
lbyard Oct-26-01 05:38 PM
In response to message 0
http://www.duxcw.com/dcforum/DCForumID6/203.html has what I know about it. I don't have a Compaq here to play with, but it seems to me that letting the EX-BIOS come up first from the hard disk and waiting for it to ask to press the space(?) key to boot to a floppy with CD drivers installed (http://duxcw.com/faq/cdrom/cdrom.htm), that it might then be possible to install Windows off the restore CD without overwriting the EZ stuff on the boot track (whew!). Larry

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