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Old 13 March 2004, 09:51   #6
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Heads = Tracks per Cylinder
Sectors = Blocks per Track

Blocks per Cylinder = Blocks per Track * Tracks per Cylinder

Total number of blocks = 63 * 15 * 8930 = 8,438,850

The number of bytes per block is usually 512 so the capacity of the drive is 8,438,850 * 512 = 4,320,691,200 bytes / 1024 / 1024 /1024 = 4.02 GB

If you manually change the number of cylinders to 8876, you will loose 25 MB but stay completely below the 4GB limit and have no problems at all. You can then use all the space for partitions.

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