FAT problems

Question

I should of tried to post fr help sooner but after trying to upgrad my 2.1 WD hard drive to a Windows 2000 and add a second 40 gig drive I have ended up with the 40 gig drive heaviliy partitioned with the OS n a 2.1 partition. This was the main reason why I started the upgrade to begin with.

What I am trying to accoplish is to have the Win 2000 partition on a 4.1 gb partition and the balance n the second partitio.

What my plan is now is to try to copy the 2.1 Windows 2000 c partition to a second hard drive which is 4.1 and end up with the oS on this drive with the additional 2 gb as additional space as part of the c partition. This has mainly been my problem since when I used the WD software it copied partition to partition and I could copy to a larger partition.

Is there a way to copy an existing partition of ne drive t the entire contents of a secnd drive?

thanks

Answer

This question was answered on February 6, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

2.1 Gigabyte partition is the standard for FAT (File Allocation Tables?) and FAT16 partitions Try repartitioning it with at least FAT32, but prefferably NTFS as this is the native partition type for Windows 2000.

When you install Win2k it asks you which partition to install to and should it re-format it with NTFS just click yes, but be carefull, it will destroy all data on that partition.

Hope this helps.

--alex

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Posted by Alex of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 6, 2003