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By dde2 ·
How do I make Windows 2000 recognize all 40 gigs of my hard drive instead of only 32?

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by DKlippert In reply to hard drive recognition

Use NTFS.
(Type the Q number in the Search box at support.microsoft.com)

Limitations of FAT32 File System

Q184006

"You cannot format a volume larger than 32 GB in size using the FAT32 file system in Windows 2000. The Windows 2000 FastFAT driver can mount and support volumes larger than 32 GB that use the FAT32 file system (subject to the other limits), but you cannot create one using the Format tool. This behavior is by design. If you need to create a volume larger than 32 GB, use the NTFS file system instead."

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by igp In reply to hard drive recognition

If you don't want to change your FileSystem split your HDD for 2 or more partitions....
Or convert it to NTFS.

In all cases you'll need resize partions.
I recomend Partion Magic 7.0 by PowerQuest.

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by qballrail In reply to hard drive recognition

If you're running W2K on FAT32, I personally do not recommend it. You will have to re-format your drive to NTFS5 for best results.

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