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Possible Hard Drive Virus Thing. Help?


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Flamewolf2009

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How is it possible that if NTFS is the only choice I have to format to, that my drive is FAT32?

Is it a virus? Help?

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Edited by Flamewolf2009, 23 May 2007 - 05:11 PM.

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Neil Jones

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XP will only offer you FAT32 if the drive is smaller than 32Gb in size. Anything bigger will be NTFS only.
It is possible to format a drive bigger than 32Gb in FAT32 if utilities such as Partition Magic and what not have been used to set up the partitions. XP will format FAT32 bigger than 32Gb during setup if that's what you want, but that's as far as it goes.
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But if anything bigger than 32GB would be NTFS than why isn't mine NTFS? I have 455GB Total o_o.

Edited by Flamewolf2009, 24 May 2007 - 01:55 PM.

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XP will format FAT32 bigger than 32Gb during setup if that's what you want, but that's as far as it goes.

read what neil said...during windows setup you can format a drive bigger than 32 GB as fat32..but not once you're in windows...windows ITSELF will not format a drive larger than 32GB as fat32
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