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Old Oct 14, 2002, 12:57 PM
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Red face 10.2g hd only reading 500megs? [; ; win95b]

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hi,
my cousin is having a problem with her computer and was wondering if someone could help me out. she has a 10.2 quantum fireball hd that was partitioned into 4 sections and was working fine. I don't know if she downloaded some kind of virus but it's only reading 500megs of the 10.2gigs now . can someone suggest what it might be and how to fix it.
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Old Oct 14, 2002, 06:17 PM
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You could try putting the disk in someone elses machine (with an up-to-date virus scanner) and see what they can make of the disk.
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Old Oct 14, 2002, 08:38 PM
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just found out she doesn't have an internet conection so I don't think she has a virus.but she has a fat16 driver installed,not fat32. I think that is the problem
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Old Oct 14, 2002, 09:58 PM
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i seem to remember having a similar prob. a very long time ago, although i didn't have anything too valuable so i just formatted everything, but i think you should see if you can salvage something by putting it in someone elses PC.
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Old Oct 15, 2002, 01:21 PM
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This is due to the age of the machine, the BIOS will only recognise a max of 512 megs. There is a way around this, which I have successfully used several times. You will need to download a program called EZBios, you then install it on the primary partition of your HD, this then over rides your Mobo BIOS, and allows the installation of a large HD.
You need to go to the Hard Drive manufacturers web site, and look under Utilities for this.
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Old Oct 15, 2002, 08:40 PM
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That's it! Seagate have this thing called Ontrack which allows large hard drives to be read on old mobos, i reckon there should be a similar program for Quantum drives
 

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