Windows 2000 Harddisk error

galtsfan

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Just got a 80Gig Maxtor, partioned it into (2) 38s and formated in DOS. Win2K almost boots, but after loading some memoy resident programs it restarts goes through a scan disk on the other harddisk and repeats this process. I can remove it and the system boots fine. I know there are limits on the size hard disk that some OS can handle, but I'm new to Win2K. My system is as follows: P4B533-V, Windows 2000, Primary HD 40Gig Maxtor Partioned 11.1/26.0. I just want to use the 80Gig for a data disk.
 

NogginBoink

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W2K should handle any currently available hard disk of any size with no problem.

However, formatting this disk under DOS will give you problems, since DOS can't use FAT32.

I'd advise that you do your partitioning and formatting from within W2K text mode setup.
 

galtsfan

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Actually, the later DOS ver. 6 or later will do FAT 32. I found some info relating to NTs incompatability with disks over 32Gig and work arounds. I just went back and partitioned it into 3rds instead of halves.
Thanks for the input