Cant create a partition larger than 4gig on my hd?

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  1. jaxxster
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    jaxxster The Heretic

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    Anyone know why this is, i have a hd that says its 106 gig big whith like 50 gigs spare space. Thanks
     
  2. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    what filesystem?
     
  3. kobykaan

    kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

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    your drive is formatted FAT 32

    FAT 32 has a limit on partition sizes

    you need to convert to NTFS then you will be able to have bigger partitions/files than 4gb [​IMG]

    goto your run bar in start menu and type CMD

    and hit enter

    once the command prompt dos box appears type in this


    C:\> CONVERT C: /fs:ntfs

    where the underlined C: is your drive letter to be converted to NTFS [​IMG]

    its a wise idea to convert ALL HARD DRIVES you have to NTFS for better stability!
     
  4. jaxxster
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    jaxxster The Heretic

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    it already is ntfs
     
  5. kobykaan

    kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

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    what program are you trying to partition with ?

    have you tried using PARTITION MAGIC?

    you may need to check your drive for errors if its still being problematic [​IMG]
     
  6. jaxxster
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    jaxxster The Heretic

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    using windows disk management. I'lll look into as i wanted to try and get mac os x running on my laptop.
     
  7. KDH

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    You're half right. There is a limit on the size of FAT32 partitions, but it's 2 TB, 4 GB is the file size limit, so s/he shouldn't be having a problem, even if using FAT32.

    I would recommend trying Parted Magic to see if that can make a larger partition. Also, are you sure you're looking at unpartitioned space, or just free space? You may only have 4 GB of unpartitioned space.
     
  8. Rock Raiyu

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    Lucky..I can't find one that will fit on a single layer disk XD
     
  9. hankchill

    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

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    Maybe your disk is fragmented too much to create a larger partition. I know I had that problem at one time.

    You mean a Mac OS X OSX86 disc? Last I checked, they're all single layer.
     
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