I have a 60GB maxtor hard drive. i did a fresh xp install onto it and xp would only make a partition of 32gb. BIOS reads as 60gb capacity, and windows reads the drive as 60 total but will only format up to 32gb. im cofused. any help is appreciated. thanks.
Do you use FAT32? I think that both Windows 2000 and XP limits the maximum FAT32 partition to 32GB. God knows why, since FAT32 supports much larger disks/partitions. Try using NTFS or divide the drive into 2 or more partitions.
so are you tellin me the partition is 32gb? if so, then all you have to do is delete the partition. once deleted make a new one and make sure u use the full 60gb as one partition. if you need help, i or anyone here could give you step by step on how to do this.
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Whatever, I was trying to say that a max of 32MB is all win Xp install will allow as the install partition as a fat32 file system! Yeah i can get plenty of fat 32 space and I will stay that way, NTFS is for commercial shite and security and mostly slower.