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Thread: fat32 partitions under xp




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    my friend was running a win98 and had a 20gig with 3 partition on it. when we put it in the new xp machine which is running on a 40 gig with one NTFS partition, it only sees the first partition of the second hdd, which is 5.6GB it doesnt see the other 2 partitions. is there any way to make it see it, without having to go into win98 and running a partition magic???

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    What format are the other partitions? They're not fat 16 are they?

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    since they are bigger than 2 gigs, im assuming that they are fat32. they were made under win98se.
    also in the drive manager, it recognizes the hdd as being 20 gig, just not showing all partitions

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    Try booting from a Win98 boot floppy and run fdisk. I think it is option 4 to display partition info. This should show whether they are still valid partitions or not.

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    have you looked in xp (computer management)
    (o:disk management(-:
    to see those partitions??
    befor you use fdisk!~

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    when i said drive manager, i meand disk management.
    it shows the disk to be 20 but only one partition (5) shows up.

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    [jfun]

    Fdisk does no harm or changes when you just view the partition information. It is perfectly safe to use as it would be hard to accidently delete a partition.

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