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What is Fat32?

W 21:51:51 Drive C:\ (FAT32) does not support files > 4 GB


I'm trying to burn a DVD and its says this down in the message box of DVD Decryptor. What is this? Since my Fat32(whatever that is) doesn't support files over 4Gig, will I still be able to rip this DVD?
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fat32 is the type of filesystem on your computer. It came with windows 98 and windows ME.

no, you wont be able to rip your DVD.
DVD's typically hold about 4 GB of data. If your partition is only 4 gb to start with, there isnt room.

Solution: buy a new computer with Windows XP, which uses the NTFS filesystem without the limitation.
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So there is no way to change the file system without bouying a new computer? What about just buying Windows XP?
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You can buy winxp and upgrade to NTFS, but thats just asking for problems.
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If you don't mind loosing all your programs and files, just pop in the Windows XP CD, boot up from it ( may have to enter the system BIOS and set the CD as your first boot device), when prompted select the partition and Delete it, once you've deleted all your partitions, select the unpartitioned space and select to quick format it with NTFS (better file management file system) and proceed with loading XP. It's pretty straight forward from there.
What is kenny talking about? What is a partition? How do I delete it? I don't have the cash right now because of Xmas but got enough to get XP. What about this, my dad has the original disks that came with his machine and they are XP, could I use them to convert to XP. And yes, Cruz, I know piracy is illegal.
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Why not just convert the drive?

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If he's got fat 32 he is either on 9x, ME, or 2000. Only 2000 supports ntfs. If so you can just type in convert c: /fs:ntfs and then on next reboot it will convert the drive.

If not you will have to upgrade to XP and then convert the drive. Also a side note. Without the proper "stuff" XP is impossible to borrow a copy of.

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If not you will have to upgrade to XP and then convert the drive. Also a side note. Without the proper "stuff" XP is impossible to borrow a copy of.
So, if I do go buy XP, I will still have to convert my drive? How to I do that? What is the proper "stuff" needed if I wanted to borrow a copy of XP? I have all the recovery disks that came with his puter. Is that not all I need?
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If he's got fat 32 he is either on 9x, ME, or 2000. Only 2000 supports ntfs. If so you can just type in convert c: /fs:ntfs and then on next reboot it will convert the drive.

If not you will have to upgrade to XP and then convert the drive. Also a side note. Without the proper "stuff" XP is impossible to borrow a copy of.

true. I didn't see if he had w98 me or anything. but yes you can go "buy xp"

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