what would be the max hdd size that the ME defragger +scandisk installed by MDGx's scanfrag.exe can handle, in a 98seSP2.1, with the 48-bit lba patch installed?
I need to transfer 80g of files to a 120gig partition on the back side of a 160 WD eide. It was formatted by Partition Magic 8 in w2k, into a 20g pri-fat32-hidden part in the front, and a 140g logical-fat32 part in the back. It is connected cable select on the second IDE channel on an ASUS CUV4X mobo -- the Award bios is dated Aug, 2000 +/-. In Device Manager, the WD is identified as a working GENERIC IDE DISK TYPE80, with the DMA option checked. (The primary IDE disk (a 120g maxtor) with 98seSP21 in primary, is identified as a TYPE47?)
Now that I've transferred my data files and then deleted a bunch, I like to defrag it ...
I tried norton speed disk (from NU 2001). It scans the hdd, builds an image, and recommends defragging. But, pressing go causes it to cough up -- is says it cannot defrag and instructs me to see readme.txt --
from NU 2001 readme.txt:
- The drive may have been partitioned on one PC and moved to another PC that uses a different type of BIOS, or has a different BIOS setup.
- The BIOS may have been set up incorrectly for the drive in question when the drive was partitioned.
- The BIOS may require an update to correctly support the hard drive.
- A program other than FDISK was used to format the drive.
Check with the BIOS manufacturer to make sure that the BIOS supports the drive and that the BIOS is set up correctly for that drive, and make sure you have the latest BIOS version.
If you are certain the drive is configured and functioning correctly, you can start Speed Disk with the /NOLBA command-line switch to prevent the drive configuration check during one run of the program.
NOTE: Use this command-line switch ONLY if you are certain the drive is configured correctly. For more information on hard drive configuration, contact your drive's manufacturer, or visit our website at http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/.
You can force Speed Disk to skip drive configuration checking always by adding a DWORD registry value named NOLBACHECK under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Symantec\Norton Utilities When this is set to 1, the drive configuration check is skipped. NOTE: Set this value ONLY if you are certain that your hard drive is configured correctly. For more information on hard drive configuration, contact your drive's
manufacturer, or visit our website at http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/.
Through out the readme file, it is apparent that NU 2001 doesn't like w2k, and it might be some signature w2k put in the MBR. So, I'm not freaked out about the balk by Norton Utils. But I wanted to make sure that the 98se2me defragger works with lba hdds (as long as the 48-bit patch is installed, and the bios can handle lba.)
This post has been edited by Molecule: 08 November 2008 - 08:22 PM