Need to run a 1gig HD on 486cpu

Microsoft Windows nt 4.0 workstation
October 5, 2009 at 20:43:12
Specs: Windows NT
Need to format a 1 gig HD with Disk Manager to allow it to run under NT on a 486 with the 520 meg drive limitation, need the whole 1 gig for programs. Have windows xp on newer cpu computer and individule programs. Can it be programed with xp computer to run NT on 486?

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October 5, 2009 at 23:09:50
You need to find 'drive overlay software' ..

NT4 will require the 4 Floppy Setup Disks to start install, during install the hard drive can be formatted FAT16..

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October 5, 2009 at 23:22:34
Your Disk Manager disk should have a drive overlay on it. And you don't need to set up the drive on an XP computer. Just use the 486.

First check to see if the drive has a 'cylinder limiting jumper'. If so, jumper it and 'auto detect hard drive' in cmos/bios setup should see it as ~520 meg. If not, attach the drive as is and ID it manually in cmos/bios setup as an accepted drive type.

Then boot up with the Disk Manager disk and install the overlay.

Once installed, the overlay has to load first in order for you to access the entire 1 gig so don't boot directly with a floppy bootdisk. Leave the bootdisk out and start up the PC. After posting you'll get a message something like 'press CTRL to boot from a floppy'. That means the overlay has loaded and you can then use a bootdisk. Then partition, format and install your OS in the normal manner.

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October 6, 2009 at 12:58:23
You might be asking about a virtual machine. You can set all that up in a VM and run xp and nt at the same time.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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