How do I format 200 or 250 hdd

Cupid_Stunt

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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
 

Xie

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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 :)
 

CrazyBoyS

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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.
 

Xie

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CrazyBoyS said:
Accually what partition are you running too? If its Fat 32 that also could be why it has to be NTFS.
oh true true .. now days I guess I just suppose ppl aren't going to format anything FAT anymore :p
 

canadian_divx

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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.
 

toretto

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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
 

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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
 

toretto

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

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.
 

canadian_divx

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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
 

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