format/partition second HD to full size

  Andy.F. 15:39 04 May 2004

Sorry to bother you good folks again. I just installed a second hard drive (slave) in windows xp pro. I did this via Disk Management. The computer now recognises the drive but I'm unable to partition to the full size of 160gig. all I am able to get is 31.2gig. I simply can't get it to create a partition of the full disk which as I say is 160gig. I know this has something to do with fat32 only being able to do 32gig....can any of you good folks tell me in simple to follow terms how to get the full disk size recognised....once again, thankyou very much...Andy

  xania 16:01 04 May 2004

Most operating systems don't support single partitions over 32 GB, which is the source of your problem.

click here

You will see here that although this limit can be exceeded, it is not recommended due to the amount of space wasted on the hard disk. For larger partitions, try NTFS 5.

  OPEN18 16:13 04 May 2004

Have you tried using fdisk in DOS to add 5 seperate partitions of 32GB each?

Other than that, try NTFS rather than FAT32

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