How do I format 200 or 250 hdd

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Cupid_Stunt, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Cupid_Stunt

    Cupid_Stunt OSNN Addict

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    It might have been covered somewhere b4 but in a rush to get it sorted,

    Windows doesnt see over a certian size so how can i format a 200 or 250 gig harddrive.

    regards.....cupid
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    the tool on the makers website.
     
  3. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    sounds like a bios limit perhaps? do you have newest bios from your mobo maker? you can also you program from your HD makers website like GoNz0 suggested :)
     
  4. CrazyBoyS

    CrazyBoyS Me Crazy? NaH Never!

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    Accually what partition are you running too? If its Fat 32 that also could be why it has to be NTFS.
     
  5. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    oh true true .. now days I guess I just suppose ppl aren't going to format anything FAT anymore :p
     
  6. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    if u can get a program called partition magic off a friend to borrow then it can do it and it will be faster because it only males the partition table it does not check every sector.

    other than that u can go to the HDD'a site and get eaither max blast for maxtor or datalifeguard for WD.
     
  7. toretto

    toretto Mentally Absent

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    i believe that it is the size limit on fat 32.... ntfs i have not heard of problems with. i have a 240gig raid array on one computer, and that is just fine in ntfs
     
  8. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I can't imagine myself having a partition anything bigger than 80Gb coz it'll take light yrs to defrag it. :p
     
  9. toretto

    toretto Mentally Absent

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    It all really depends on how fragmented you let it get, on mine, it automatically runs defrag when it gets any more that 5% fragmented.
    it does so at 3am in the morning, and is always done before i wake up, so really, it isnt that bad.
     
  10. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    that is why for real computing u should use linux, no file fragmentation, better file system and yea i am done now, but yea you will hvae to format that drive into eaither 2 100gb partitions of fat 32 or a ntfs 200gb partition
     
  11. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    a light year is a measure of distance...not a measure of time.

    no offense, but that really bugged me.