Re: Even

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Subject: Re: Even
Name: MS
Date: 4/16/2001 4:07:02 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Even posted by LED

You cannot format a logical drive with FAT32 that is smaller than 512MB. All you do is enable "large Drive Support" in FDISK that is, above 500 MB (it could be a bit more than that) you have the option of running FAT32 instead of FAT 16. There is the area where the two file formats overlap, that is between 500 MB and 2GB you can theoretically run either format.

On the other hand, the FAT is being built during the format and the appropriate table is selected according to the size of the logical drive with the higher value as default.

Still, remember all the stories about using a fixed swap file on the c: partition and moving it to the first sectors on the drive for speed reasons? With a HDD of 2G total, you may see a difference but with the current drives, location is becoming a secondary issue as long as the c: partition is not overly big and the FAT 16 format gains you more speed than the outer tracks on a FAT32 drive would.

Last thing to try is to create a small extended DOS partition, use that as swapfile and start with your OS on the primary partition that you put in after the extended partition ...

lalala, brainworms yet (LOL)

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