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By wdjacks ·
I have several NT systems that have a single disk that is partioned into 4 logical drives. The 1st drive is 2008 MB, the second, 1469 MB, the third 1469 MB, and the forth 1181 MB.

I understand that NT has some sort of bug that only allows for 2 GB partitions. My question is How do I make the logical drives overflow to one another when one gets full? Right now I just monitor C drive and try to start moving things when it starts to fill-up. Or load programs onto D drive. Surely there is a way to do this automatically?

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There is no way to do this within the operating system. There may be a 3rd party utility that would do it, but I am not aware of anything.

NT does not have a 2GB partition limit, it is the FAT16 file system that is limited to 2GB because of the nature of the file system. One thing you might consider would be to convert the partitions to NTFS (assuming they haven't already been converted) and then use a utility like Partition Magic to combine all of the partitions into one big one (unlessthere is a need for other reasons to have separate partitions). There were some problems with earlier versions of NT but as long as you have SP4 or later installed on the workstations, you shouldn't have any problems at all. You will probably get better usage out of your total hard drive space if you do this, also, as the NTFS file system uses a 64K sector size that is more efficient in using large disks and partitions.

Hope this helps!

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