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    Hello everyone.

    I have a computer running 2000 pro and I am trying to add a used hard drive to it but first I need to format it to NTFS but I have a problem I made boot disks for it 1 thru 4 and they come up with an error at the end when trying to work with it. also tried fdisk but it doesnt run when I try it. So if you have any Idea on how I can get this done or a link to any other past discussions on this topic I would be greatful. thank you all and merry chrismas to all.
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    if you already have a computer running win2k.....Then install your new hard drive, and use disk administrator to format the new drive. The boot disks are only useful for setting up the primary disk.
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    hey thank you hogfly it worked great. one more question it is a 4.3 gig drive and the computer only saw 1.9gigs of it why is that. Its not my normal computer I use. I got this computer from the military for free and I use it as my lab rat for my studies. Its old but I love to destroy it and rebuild it again. So if you can help me on that last question I would be so greatful thanks .
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    hmmm, it only saw 1.9 GB......you may want to check your BIOS settings for that one. Make sure it is set to auto mode(not user defined) for that drive. If it turns out to be the bios you may need to flash it.

    there is no other reason really why it wouldn't pick up the other 2 GB's on that drive. you may want to run fdisk on that drive, and make sure there are no logical or extended partitions on it. either way I would say format it again, and see what it picks up.
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