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Paritioning & Windows XP

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November 19, 2001 6:03:44 PM

After installing Windows XP on a new clean 60GB hard drive, the OS only shows the disk as 2.1 (roughly) capacity. Is there a way to get the other 58GB's back and showing up without starting over? This one parition is NTFS, should I have made the whole drive FAT 32?

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November 19, 2001 8:34:22 PM

Ooops, you know all those questions they ask you at Settup, when the drive is being partitioned and formatted? I think you should have read them better. I don't know, but Partition Magik may be able to resize it for you.

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November 21, 2001 4:30:45 AM

NTFS only recognizes a max disk space of around 2 gigs. so...if you want the other 58 gigs, you might wanna repartition your drive as FAT32.

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November 21, 2001 8:48:57 AM

???

Sorry I am confusded I have 2 40 Gig drives that are NTFS and they work fine ??



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November 21, 2001 11:07:32 AM

I think you are confusing NTFS for Fat16.

NTFS has a limitation of 16 exabytes. I don't know of any limitations in 2000 or XP like the Fat32 of 32GB.

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November 21, 2001 11:13:47 AM

FAT32 is limited to 2 terabytes but you can't format drives greater than 32GB under Windows 2000/XP.

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November 21, 2001 11:18:29 AM

Uh, ok ... wouldn't that be a limitation?

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