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Subject: Re: to swap v2 hard drive

Re: to swap v2 hard drive

From: Menachem Shapiro <>
Date: 2004-12-21

On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 19:24:07 -0600, Jason Williams <> wrote:

> You have to format the hard drive before you can place it
> in the v2. The best way is to use a Windows Me or 98 boot disk (using an
> IDE 4044 connector to make it a drive hooked up to your computer). You need
> to run fdisk and it formats the drive and on mine it says that it is only
> formatting 29,000 MB but it really formatted all 100GB.
> Fred M

This is a known issue with the Windows 98 FDISK command. The numbers
start wrapping around after 64 GB. Microsoft offers an updated version
of FDISK that will be able to see the whole drive.

Here is the link to the Knowledge Base Article:

Received on Tue Dec 21 21:40:27 2004

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