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I have a FAT32 ext Drive, single partition that has a 80GB capacity. It has been formatted without winxp (to avoid 32gb Fat32 limit) but I can only write up to 32gb's to the drive using winxp. the error msg says destination drive is full.
Disk Management shows the full 80GB as Fat32 and healthy.
Does anyone know why i cant write more than 32gbs?
^ thanks , but the volume wasnt formatted using winxp and the fat32 - 32 gb limit imposed by winxp
why fat 32? can't you just format it as NTFS?
or this fat32 is mandatory?
fariska, i would save myself the headache and use NTFS but FAT32 is mandatory to work with a wireless hub that will host the ext drive. any ideas?
all the tech notes seem to say that winxp cant format a fat32 volume larger than 32gb but will support them? is this correct?
what is originally formatted in FAT32. I've heard you can't reformat NTFS -> FAT properly.
"You cannot format a volume larger than 32 gigabytes (GB) in size using the FAT32 file system during the Windows XP installation process. Windows XP can mount and support FAT32 volumes larger than 32 GB (subject to the other limits), but you cannot create a FAT32 volume larger than 32 GB by using the Format tool during Setup. If you need to format a volume that is larger than 32 GB, use the NTFS file system to format it."
The 32GB limit seems to only be during the windows xp installation setup, not after you've installed..
What if you install win98 or format it in Linux? Would it work?
seems like much ado about nothing to me
It also important if you are on a network. in FAT32 you can't set different permissions for different users.
Boot up some sort of live distro like Knoppix, partition and format, done.
fat32 is so damn old and shitty but most drives still comes preformatted like that.
Blame Microsoft for not opening up NTFS, everyone except microsoft has to reverse engineer the cunt
I hear that w7 will have yet another file system. I just hope it's not another thing to add to the incompatibility lists.