New HD - W98 reporting wrong capacity

  Grandee 13:42 12 Jul 03
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Have just acquired a Toshiba Satellite 4030 CDS. Previous owner replaced 250Gb HD with a new Hitachi 6Gb HD, recommended by PC Warehouse.
Problems:
a)the internal modem won?t work, I get Error 666.
b)C:/ shows as Capacity 2.91Gb, Used 747Mb, Free 2.18Gb.
The only program installed is W98.
Someone suggested that the BIOS should be changed but hardware queen I ain?t!
Can anyone please suggest what I ought to do?
Thanks!
Dee

  Grandee 17:01 12 Jul 03

Please ignore this! I missed the fact that the vendor had very kindly partitioned the drive. I'd missed it. Space now found!!

Dee

  Stuartli 00:07 13 Jul 03

Previous owner replaced 250GB HD with a 6GB drive...:-)

Presumably his storage requirement was only a fraction of the original choice - not that any Toshiba laptop I know has a 250GB drive.

  Grandee 09:16 13 Jul 03

Call me thick & stupid if you like - I obviously can't spell Mb!

Dee

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