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Partitioning 20 GB H.D.D. using NT 4.0

By michael_lyndly_dela_cruz ·
How can I partition a 20 GB H.D.D. having a partition of 4 GB for C and 16 GB for \. Is it possible to format and partition a 20 GB H.D. using more than 4 GB for each drive partition? can I format it using NTFS?

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Partitioning 20 GB H.D.D. ...

When you install NT 4 (booting from CD or disks) the maximum you can set up for the c: drive is 4GB. It is also at this point that you can format this as NTFS.
If you want to convert a FAT drive to NTFS after formating then use the following on a command line:

convert c: /fs:ntfs

this will schedule the conversion at next re-boot.

Once you have your 4 gig C: drive you can use disk administrator under admin tools to set up the remaining partitions as big as you like. Again you can thenformat these as NTFS but you do this either through disk administrator or just right click the drive in my computer and click format.

Hope this helps

Steve.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Partitioning 20 GB H.D.D. ...

Thanks! Steve for answering my question it solved my problem,the reason I raised that question is because the first time I installed a new H.D.D. the PC only detected 8GB instead of 20GB.After reformating it using Seagate utilities it was detected by the PC as 20GB the second time I re-installed it.But never mind it, the problem was solved and again thank you very much.

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by f-1548911 In reply to Partitioning 20 GB H.D.D. ...

adding on to answer 1. You'll need to install at least service pack 4 or higher for NT to recognize more than 4GB of disk space.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Partitioning 20 GB H.D.D. ...

Thanks to you too DsNutzz for the advice I almost try using a service pack 1 in partitioning my H.D., my effort would be useless if I haven't take your advice. Again thank you very much.

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