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Stone
February 12th, 2017, 08:07 AM
Here is a compilation of articles that give some insight into drive size limits and related issues.

There's lots of information and much of it is useful.

I thought it would be helpful to have it in one location for easy reference.

Isn't that what computers are all about -- organization of information?



https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/263044/fdisk-does-not-recognize-full-size-of-hard-disks-larger-than-64-gb

http://ask.adaptec.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1/~/fdisk-does-not-see-the-entire-capacity-of-a-new-large-scsi-hard-disk

http://www.deinmeister.de/e_over8mb.htm

http://www.infocellar.com/software/DiskDrive-Partitions.htm

http://www.dewassoc.com/kbase/hard_drives/hard_drive_size_barriers.htm

http://www.dewassoc.com/kbase/hard_drives/resolving_drive_barriers.htm

https://books.google.com/books?id=gXaRdKyD4PsC&pg=PA431&lpg=PA431&dq=Windows+95+Does+Not+Support+Hard+Disks+Larger+T han+32+GB&source=bl&ots=fLr21BSn_1&sig=ZEowL0DLye6N9kRxjy5vYxd1EqQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjIoq3_-YrSAhUO3iYKHQAdC7wQ6AEIXTAJ#v=onepage&q=Windows%2095%20Does%20Not%20Support%20Hard%20Dis ks%20Larger%20Than%2032%20GB&f=false

http://web.allensmith.net/Storage/HDDlimit/Win95.htm

MikeS
February 12th, 2017, 08:39 AM
Nice one; thanks!

Grandcheapskate
February 12th, 2017, 09:51 AM
Good work Stone. Lots to read and maybe somewhere buried in all that documentation is the answer, or clues, to the problems I am having with the large SCSI drives under W95.

Thanks...Joe

Stone
February 12th, 2017, 10:31 AM
I assume you are already using the updated FDISK and not the original.

Grandcheapskate
February 12th, 2017, 02:29 PM
I assume you are already using the updated FDISK and not the original.

I do not want to untrack this thread as your links are going to provide great information. In my case, I was partitioning the drives under Windows XP, so any FDISK shortcomings under Win95 or Win98 were not affecting my tests. I only formatted the drives under Win95.

Joe