June 24th, 2005, 09:36 PM
I use an automated boot floppy with a DOS version of NTFSCHK to repair failed W2K
systems in the field (send a floppy rather than a system). Over time, hard drives in
these systems have changed. I am currently having a problem getting the floppy to
work with drives larger than 40GB (mainly 80GB EIDE and SATA). Are there limits as
to what size hard disk NTFSCHK will support and is there a version of NTFSCHK I can
get that will support these larger drives (if that is actually the problem)?
June 24th, 2005, 09:57 PM
Well I copied and pasted:-
from your message into Google.....
hard disk NTFSCHK will support
The first result is this which contains the quote:-
Since you state:-
If your hard disk is 4GB or larger then your BIOS must support the Extended Int 13 interface (defined in the Enhanced Disk Drive Specification). Most newer systems provide such support, as it is necessary for Windows 95/98 to access large disks.
I think you might need to send them the BIOS upgrades on the floppy too.....
Over time, hard drives in these systems have changed.
Google is your friend.....
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June 24th, 2005, 10:07 PM
Sorry, I should have been clearer in my statement. The process I am talking about has
worked in the past with 20GB and 40GB harddisk drives. When I stated that the drives
had changed, I ment that newer systems had larger drives (80GB EIDE and 80GB SATA).
The OS on these systems has always been W2K Workstation. If I set the partition size
for the 80GB drives to be 40, all works fine. The newer systems are all running the latest
BIOS revision. I am also able to reproduce this failure in the lab.
June 25th, 2005, 03:44 PM
Can you PM me a copy of your NTFSCHK...........this box is on Windows 2000 SP4, and has a pair of 80Gb drives.............I will gladly have a look at the problem for you I also have another with twin 60Gb drives.
Are these just single drives or RAID arrays?
June 27th, 2005, 02:45 AM
Will send it first thing Monday when I get in the lab.
Yes they are W2K Workstation SP4, single drives in