CHANGE CLUSTER SIZE

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i have winxp pro spII installed,,
i have 40 GB hard drive 3 partition
c:\ for xp & d:\win98
it has formmated in cluster size of 16 kb
i want to change it to 4 kb..

how to change cluster size of partition or of whole disk, without losing any
data,,

thank you
krunal
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi,

    The NTFS partition should be using 4K clusters, the FAT32 partition should
    be using a cluster size that corresponds to the sixe of the volume. See the
    chart below:

    Partition Size Cluster Typical Amount
    Size of Wasted Space
    Fat 32
    512 MB - 8191 MB 4K 4%
    8192 MB - 16383 MB 8K 10%
    16384 MB - 32767 MB 16K 25%
    Larger than 32768 MB 32K 40%

    Not using the default cluster size in a FAT32 partition can cause additional
    problems, it is not recommended that you use anything other than the
    defaults.

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    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org


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    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "~Krunal" <krunal83@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23zbtlG7WFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >i have winxp pro spII installed,,
    > i have 40 GB hard drive 3 partition
    > c:\ for xp & d:\win98
    > it has formmated in cluster size of 16 kb
    > i want to change it to 4 kb..
    >
    > how to change cluster size of partition or of whole disk, without losing
    > any data,,
    >
    > thank you
    > krunal
    >
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