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By europanorama ·
i formatted a 60gb-hhd with ontrack diskmanager setting up the following partitions:
c: fat/fat 16- bootfiles 510mb (windows2000-specif.)
d: ntfs/transformed from fat 32 during install. 4887 mb-windows2k
e: fat 32 - 18779
f: fat 32- 18770
g: fa32- 15688

at start there is a menue:
on top :windows 2000
below :unrecognized windows 2000 on c:

is this standard? or what can i do to solve this problem?
i can start with first line-windows 2000.

ios this due to the fact that bootpartition c is fat/fat16 instead of 32. in this case i must enlarge this partition. with partition magic.
when this problem is solved i will relocate swap to boot-partition c.

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by CG IT In reply to bootfiles separated from ...

Yes FAT16 is your problem. FAT16 doesn't allow large drive support whereas FAT32 does. However, my biggest question is why are you seperating out boot and swap files from the O/S? For a W2K install on a stand alone computer [non workstation] just install W2K without seperating out Boot files and swap files from the O/S files. Many just create one huge partition whereas others create a partition just for the whole O/S and another for application programs like Word/Excel etc. You can format the drive in NTFS and install W2K into one 10GB partition[leaves space for service packs and hotfixes] and divide the rest of the drive into whatever partitions you want or need. This method [on stand alone computers] saves a lot of headaches Further, W2K also supports dynamic disks for creating partitions from free space on the drive. Dynamic drives gives a lot of flexibility in creating and resizing drives as needed instead of partitioning with a utility like partition commander or Fdisk.

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by CG IT In reply to bootfiles separated from ...

I've no experience seperating out boot and swap files from the O/S, so I really can't say what would be a good course of action in creating partitions to accomplish that. Someone else here might be able to give you a good answer.

. Workstations here are seperated out on subnets [based upon departments] and system maintenance on departments workstations, re disk cleanup, defragmentation, and so on are scheduled to run automatically during each departments off hours. [usually around 1am to 4am] so defragmented disks aren't an issue.

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by europanorama In reply to bootfiles separated from ...

ok , that was the answer i needed.btw: i forgot converting all partitions to ntfs.
i will now reformat.

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by europanorama In reply to bootfiles separated from ...

i should have known. i recognized when i have tried to use partition magic with fat instead of fat 32 activated... nothing was possible beyond 2 gb!

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by europanorama In reply to bootfiles separated from ...

how about separating bootfiles and swap anyhow. because of defragmentation.
A-all ntfs
c: 2gb-bootfiles, swap(dislocated later from d)
d: 2 gb-win2k
e: 20gb
etc.

or B:
c: 2gb-bootfiles, swap
d: 4-5 gb-win2k

if i had a second hdd swap would be dislocated there.

what do you think

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by europanorama In reply to bootfiles separated from ...

because of the fact that i did format c as fat/fat16 instead of 32 i have a problem. i need to change this with partition magic. or start all over again.
unfortunately i have no access to cmos-setup(keyboard-del-command) has no effect. i must change boot-sequence from c,a to a,c to start partition magic(bootdisk). startmenue of win2k will come immediately. first line windows 2k-second line: unrecognized system on partition c:

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by europanorama In reply to bootfiles separated from ...

i have made a complete new setup as follows:

60 gb hdd-win2k

c: fat 32-bootfiles-535mb
d: ntfs 5 gb-windows 2k during setup
e: programs-19gb ntfs(fat 32 at the moment-empty)
f: data -19 gb ntfs(fat 32 at the moment-empty)
g: 16 gb- ntfs-(fat 32 at the moment-empty)

1. i want to relocate swapfile from d to c:
what size should be min. and max?(150 and 500mb?)

2. at startup there will be 2 lines:
line 1: windows 2000
line 2: unrecognized system on c:
is this normal since windows is on d?
are the bootfiles automatically located on c?

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