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Old 07-25-2004, 12:14 AM   #16
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Alright, I'm pretty sure the problem is that the BIOS won't allow for a hard drive greater than 32gb. I downloaded the Maxtor software that was suggested and I used it to get around this and it will allow me to get into Windows where the drive is recognized as the full 80gb. My problem is not that when I restart the comp, it hangs again, and I have to go through the trouble of using the Maxtor program each time in order to fool the BIOS on the size of the drive. Is there any way I can make this permanent so I won't have to spend 10 minutes to start up the comp each time? And if I actually downloaded and installed the Windows version of this program, do you think it would work better that way, because it seems that once I go into Windows, then this setting is forgotten?

Also, I installed Mandrake to the free space on my 18gb drive, and that went fine, but when it asked me where to install the bootloader, I was unsure, so I chose on the / partition, but then when I restarted, it just went into Windows XP. Should I have installed the bootloader to the MBR instead? And if not, where should I install it?


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