NTFS & FAT32

  goosegreen 11:50 09 May 2004
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I will shortly be upgrading to a larger Hdrive and have read that Xp wont allow a disk partition greater than 32gigs if formatted with fat32 Is it the same with my os, which is Win2000 Pro? I ask because the other 2 machines on my LAN are running Win98se and as formatted with fat 32 I would not be able to see them if I formatted the new drive with Ntfs.

Thanks in advance
Goosegreeen

  bruno 12:03 09 May 2004

I have been running a 60Gb drive partitioned 50/10 for a year or so using fat32 and have not had any problems.There may be people more expert out there who will say different of course.

  Falkyrn 12:23 09 May 2004

XP does not have a problem with large disks formatted using Fat32...

  ste_bla 12:30 09 May 2004

If you goto M$ KB - click here;EN-US;310525

You will see that FAT32 drives can be upto 2terabytes (200gig i think) and doesnt say a maxium for xp

  ste_bla 12:31 09 May 2004

you'll have to copy last bit into IE bar after clickin on link darn it!

  goosegreen 12:35 09 May 2004

Perhaps its just Win2000 a mate installed it on a new 120 gig drive and he didnt get the option to format fat32 and was forced to use Ntfs. as i only have a 20 gig drive i i had the choice of either.

  goosegreen 17:07 09 May 2004

Thats what i was hoping for i don't like split partitions as i get confused, with all the drive letters. i will partition my new drive as one large drive and still be able to see the other machines

thanks

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