CHANGE CLUSTER SIZE



~Krunal
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
i have winxp pro spII installed,,
i have 40 GB hard drive 3 partition
c:\ for xp & d:\win98
it has formmated in cluster size of 16 kb
i want to change it to 4 kb..

how to change cluster size of partition or of whole disk, without losing any
data,,

thank you
krunal

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
You can either backup your data and perform a
"clean install" of Windows XP, or you can purchase
and use a third-party program such as Partition Magic 8.

Partition Magic 8 has a utility program to change cluster sizes:
http://www.symantec.com/partitionmagic/

Key Features
http://www.symantec.com/partitionmagic/features.html

Clean Install Windows XP
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"Krunal" wrote:

| i have winxp pro spII installed,,
| i have 40 GB hard drive 3 partition
| c:\ for xp & d:\win98
| it has formmated in cluster size of 16 kb
| i want to change it to 4 kb..
|
| how to change cluster size of partition or of whole disk, without losing any
| data,,
|
| thank you
| krunal

frodo@theshire.org
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
~Krunal <krunal83@gmail.com> wrote:
> i have winxp pro spII installed,,
> i have 40 GB hard drive 3 partition
> c:\ for xp & d:\win98
> it has formmated in cluster size of 16 kb
> i want to change it to 4 kb..

> how to change cluster size of partition or of whole disk, without losing any
> data,,

Don't bother, it won't gain you a thing. Far more trouble than it'll be
worth.

"If it ain't broken, don't fix it."


CHANGE CLUSTER SIZE