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    Maximum Hard Disc Size for Win 98SE?

    I have just installed a 200Gig WD hard drive but when I try to run scandisk or defrag it comes up with insufficient memory to run the programs. Does anyone know if there is a limit to the hard drive size under Win98. Many thanks.

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    Re: Maximum Hard Disc Size for Win 98SE?

    There is a 127 GB limit in the OS. You can\'t
    use any of the tools in Windows for your 200 GB
    hard drive.

    You need to both of the following:
    1. Install the IDE card that comes with the
    hard drive and use the IDE port on the card.
    2. Use the tool that comes with the hard drive
    to format and partition the hard drive.

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    Re: Maximum Hard Disc Size for Win 98SE?

    Craig,

    It\'s time to move up to XP Professional..IMHO..

    Huge HD space is necessary as we enter the 24 bit domain and better sampled voices...

    My next original Latino score will feature a wonderful falling trumpet in a jazz Chorus. I\'m quite thrilled about it..

    Alan Russell

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    Re: Maximum Hard Disc Size for Win 98SE?

    XP Professional has the same problem. You still
    need to do the 2 things that I listed. At least
    I need to do them to get my 200G hard drive to
    work correctly.

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    Re: Maximum Hard Disc Size for Win 98SE?

    Here\'s a link that addresses the issue based on Microsoft file systems, OSs, and drivers:

    http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm

    Before WinXP came along, I heard talk of DVD authoring folks using 3rd party NTFS addons for Win98 but they are non-standard and might not work with GS.

    Howard

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    Re: Maximum Hard Disc Size for Win 98SE?

    Paul,

    WinXP Prof..handles a 200 gig IDE drive just fine here..no need for any extra boards. I can defrag, scan disk whatever...

    BTW, here is my latest work with that Falling Bb Trumpet in the very last Jazz Chorus..

    Click on the attachment on the left..

    http://www.motifator.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=1,2,4&Board=Songs&Number=66509&pa ge=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1

    Alan Russell

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