small cluster size.

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by teddy bear, Apr 7, 2002.

  1. teddy bear

    teddy bear Guest

    i just ran a diagnostic program on my hard drive, and it says i have a 1 kb cluster size. i used the pcpitstop.com diagnostic program. is there any way i cna fix that to increas my performance?
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    a small cluster size means that you can store your files more effectively, but I never heard of anything going that low, which file system you using and what size hard drive. If it is NTFS then regardless of the drive size a 4Kb cluster should be used. You could try running convert.exe as that might help it converts drives to 4Kb NTFS, though I would recommend backing up your drive first.
     
  3. teddy bear

    teddy bear Guest

    yes, it is ntfs. i did a full install and had windows convert my system to ntfs at the bootup. i guess windows sucks at formatting
     
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    did you have the XP installation Convert your old hard drive to NTFS or did you do a clean install and format the drive.

    I would recommend doing a NTFS format not convert from problems I had after convertion.
     
  5. teddy bear

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    i had the installer format the harddrive
     
  6. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    you've got me stumpted, have you tried looking through the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
    If you havent search for
    NTFS, 1KB Cluster, Cluster Size

    Hope this helps, as I cant think of anything. You could try getting Partition Magic 7 it may be able to help, but I am not sure.
     
  7. teddy bear

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    ive got partition magic 7. i will see what type of help i can get on the pcpitsotp bulletin board. thanks for the help