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Old 12-24-2009, 05:54 AM   #1
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how to change sectors, heads and cylinders in hard disk

in fdisk expert options some options are to change the number of cylinder ,sectors .
i tried but after the system restarts the number changes to default .
how can i change these numbers ?
and if it is not changed then whats the use of these options...
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Did you write it by pressing w at the end? (I'm talking about the fdisk at the console)
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This almost duplicates your thread here:

please do not start new threads with the same (or closely related) question

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