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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    You can either backup your data and perform a
    "clean install" of Windows XP, or you can purchase
    and use a third-party program such as Partition Magic 8.

    Partition Magic 8 has a utility program to change cluster sizes:
    http://www.symantec.com/partitionmagic/

    Key Features
    http://www.symantec.com/partitionmagic/features.html

    Clean Install Windows XP
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User
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    "Krunal" wrote:

    | 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
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    ~Krunal <krunal83@gmail.com> wrote:
    > 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,,

    Don't bother, it won't gain you a thing. Far more trouble than it'll be
    worth.

    "If it ain't broken, don't fix it."
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