Just built my first.Due entirely to you advisers.No probs at all with the build,due again to you.....p4 2.8c....asus p4p800....2x256 (matched pair DieSse) p3200....gf ti 128mb....2x80g s-ata.......... The prob is,I need fat32,to share,but xp only lets me have ntfs after the first partition.(3 on each hd) Another odd thing, trying to format (using 98se bootdisk)I cannot format,but I can fdisk.Maxblast on floppy no go either...Both ok on this pc...Thanks for my new pc,but need a bit more help. Regards Les.
Maxblast on floppy requires you boot into it..at startup ..I thought Xp had versatile Networking (sharing )built into it .I'll be very suprised if it hasnt!..I havent got it loaded at the moment so cant help further ..yet..
Please correct me if wrong....NTFS can read fat but fat cannot read NTFS?....So can both pc's share everything?....Chegs I use Maxblast for cloning my c drv,& saving to d drv to clone back when I've messed up!!....Rtus I have been using from startup to try to sort this out.XP has got networking,but havn't got that far yet,on setup it should ask if I want ntfs or fat,but it only offers ntfs?....flecc I was thinking,is this all because of sata? Wish I had pata now.:0)
You all seem to say it's ok,& you know better than Me,I have read so often the two are not interchangable?? even on this forum.Why is this? I just needed to be clear,as it's a fresh start.I had better look to installing xp again on ntfs.It's odd I don't get a choice on setup tho? The 3 partitions on both disks are 10g..35g..35g..or therabouts.Is that why? Thanks Les.
Why do you need NTFS if I may ask, no normal Desktop needs this its mainly for Busyness use. I cannot understand Why so many use NTFS for desktops. 32fat is not so unstable. and the benefits can outweigh the advantages of using NTFS
As I said above, they are compatible through a network. It's only within a machine that Windows 9x with FAT32 can have problems with local NTFS files. As Rtus says though, try to set it all up as FAT32 for what you propose, just as you intended.
What do you think of this,as a way out......Set 1 disk to 1 full partition (that I can do)as fat.When all set up,buy PM & sort it at that point? Odd tho,fat will let me do that (80g) if it does't like large patitions? ....Very best Regards Les.