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Old 12-12-2004, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey yall, what is the difference between NTFS and Fat32? My buddy just bought a 160GB hdd and his darn XP sysystem wont pick up the 160 only like 130 something he said. I mentioned to him the Partitions knowing a little about it, but not enough to give him an explanation... anyone know why his pc didnt read all 160 and the diff bt NTFS and FAT32? Thanks yall!

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Old 12-12-2004, 10:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-12-2004, 10:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Some hdd manufacterers (like western digital) have software on their websites that you can download and use to make your computer detect your hdd properly.
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Old 12-12-2004, 10:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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NTFS is safer and faster on large partitions, use NTFS.

I think EricB posted a link to the "large drive enabler" somewhere in the thread he posted.

You can also use X-Setup (www.x-setup.com) to enable large drive support, or install a servicepack for XP (SP1a or SP2)
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