[nSLUG] External hard drive problems
jim at on-site.ns.ca
Thu Mar 13 17:03:04 ADT 2008
Someone asked about external USB drive with 80gb that could not be read
This Knowledge base article, # 314463 on Microsoft.com, indicates that
XP cannot create or format FAT32 larger than 32Gb but it can read larger
than 32 GB. Maximum cluster size is 32kb.
If the partition has been created with a cluster size larger than 32kb it
Check your cluster size.
If you use Win98 SE or Win ME (sic) you can create a partition larger
than 32Gb which XP can read and write. It wil have the correct maximum
cluster size for the partition size you select.
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