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Old 31st December 2004, 14:01   #1
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Is there a free program that can format a usb mobile harddisk in 1 big fat32 partition (40 GB).
Diskmanagement in WinXP is limeted to 32 GB.
A bootdisk with Fdisk from Win98SE does not work, or I am doing something wrong with usb harddisks.

The harddisk is a LACIE 40 GB.
 
Old 31st December 2004, 14:31   #2
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weird that WinXP doesn't want to format it larger because FAT32 paritions can be quite big
http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm
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Old 31st December 2004, 16:06   #3
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Correct but Microsoft wants that users use NTFS. I formatted the drive in NTFS, but this gives me security problems if it is linked to other pc's like at work (where I am not the same user). Partition Magic can format big FAT32 partitions but it is not free, and I am not going to pay for a program which I use extremely rarely.
 
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