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Originally Posted by TedSexington
I dont think that is correct...on my old win98 machine I had 40G HDD with only 3 partitions formatted with FAT32
Well i know for a fact that NTFS can have a partition the Size of the Whole drive that it is being Implemented on whereas FAT32 cant.
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I think It could be done, But why would you want to?
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Well i know for a fact that NTFS can have a partition the Size of the Whole drive that it is being Implemented on whereas FAT32 cant.

yes that is true........but you can have a FAT32 partition larger than 4Gb.....maybe you are thinking of FAT16
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yes that is true........but you can have a FAT32 partition larger than 4Gb.....maybe you are thinking of FAT16
It may be FAT16 Either way i know that The partition a FAT filingsystem can handle is limited.
post #15 of 15
Choosing between NTFS, FAT, and FAT32

NTFS:

Recommended minimum volume size is approximately 10 megabytes (MB).
Volumes much larger than 2 terabytes (TB) are possible.
Cannot be used on floppy disks.

File size limited only by size of volume.

FAT16:

Volumes from floppy disk size up to 4 gigabytes (GB).
Does not support domains.

Maximum file size is 2 GB.

FAT32:

Volumes from 512 MB to 2 TB.
In Windows XP, you can format a FAT32 volume up to 32 GB only.
Does not support domains.

Maximum file size is 4 GB.


http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true
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