I am quite unable to create a Hard Drive partition greater than about 32Mb using FAT32. The Gigabyte Help Line says I should be able to. Other clever folk say so also, but I can't manage it Who's right please ?
FAT32 as a file system can go well beyond 32GB (although when it gets too large, it tends to slow down).
But XP and Windows 2000 (whether in Setup during installation or within Windows itself) cannot format a partition larger than 32GB in FAT32 format. They can still read and write to such a partition, you just need to create and format the partition using a 98 boot floppy first, then these OS's can work with the partition.
If you are using fdisk to create the partition, remember to say yes to large disk support.
I have an 80Gb single partition disk for video work, created using fdisk and format under Win 98SE without any assistance from Partition Magic, or whatever. So, as temp003 says, the problem may be in your BIOS. It could also be that you need to get an up to date version of fdisk and format -- early versions did have some kind of a limit on them.
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