my windows me computer will not reboot right

Systemax Ascent pc desktop
May 23, 2010 at 04:43:09
Specs: Windows ME
win i reboot my computer it will start but it tells me my video card is only 4MB it was a 32MB video card And it tells me my hard drive is only 1.99GB but am running a 40GB in it can anybody help me thank you

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#1
May 23, 2010 at 14:06:40
Exactly where is it telling you you have 4 instead of 32 ram for video and a 1.99 gig drive?

You may be running a 1.99 gig partition on a 40 gig drive. The usual cause of that is partitioning the drive as FAT16 instead of FAT32 as FAT16 has a 2 gig maximum size.

Did you just do a reinstall of ME on that pc?

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#2
May 23, 2010 at 23:46:18
my computer crashed and i did not have the reboot disks so i rebooted it with windows me it starts up but i go to the C drive and it tells me i have 1.99GB and the video card i thank i have fixed i downloaded the drivers from the web site i steel do not know how to fix the hard drive thank you

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#3
May 24, 2010 at 02:52:37
i steel do not know how to fix the hard drive thank you

as stated above, you probably formatted the HD in FAT 16, or assigned only 2gb's to the filesystem while creating the partition. Boot into a DOS prompt and run FDISK, woops you're using ME, no DOS for you. Little ME humor there.

Acquire a 98SE CD, boot into a DOS prompt, run fdisk and look at the partition, does it say FAT32, or FAT16, and how large is the partition?

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#4
May 24, 2010 at 12:18:14
Yeah, it's probably easier working with a 98 bootdisk. I think fdisk calls fat16 partitions just FAT so if that's what your fdisk, option 4, shows then it is fat16. If it's fat32 it'll say fat32.

If it turns out you have a 2 gig fat16 partiton there should be a utility under system tools to convert it to fat32. But it'll still be just 2 gig. Then you can probably merge it with the other unused space using somthing like partition manager.

But it would be far easier to just start over. Boot up with an ME or 98 bootdisk and run fdisk. It'll ask about 'large disk support' Answer Yes to that. That allows the creation of fat32 partitions. Delete the existing 2 gig partition, repartition using the full space. Reboot, format and reinstall ME.

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#5
May 25, 2010 at 15:27:00
it worked thank you for the help

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#6
May 25, 2010 at 17:22:48
You're welcome. We're glad it worked out.

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