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 Post subject: how to make / rename and change cluster size on boot ?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:09 pm 
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I tried some of the partition programs already but I get corrupted partitions and get errors when I want to boot from win xp pro cd and install : /

Is there any specific order or method to make partitions ( if needed also to rename them ) and give them a cluster size of 64 kb + defrag ( I need to defrag cause I use both C and D for my win xp slipstreamed install for seperate folders on D "program files" and "documents and settings" and the windows installion itself on C )

I want to break the limit of 4kb that is normally needed for win xp pro ( try it yourself ^^ you have to move heaven and earth to install win xp pro on a partition with a cluster size bigger then 4 kb, I didnt even find someone that actually succeeded : / )


so simply:

I wanna make a C and D partition ( they must have those names else if not how can I change them?)
Give both partitions a cluster size of 64kb instead of the default 4kb from the win xp installation
Defrag them both so I can use them both while doing my xp installation

cheers ^^


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 Post subject: Re: how to make / rename and change cluster size on boot ?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:13 pm 
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314878

That may answer your question.

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 Post subject: Re: how to make / rename and change cluster size on boot ?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:48 am 
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so instead of UBCD, you give me a half DOS command :p
Well thx for the help but it does not help me much :?


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 Post subject: Re: how to make / rename and change cluster size on boot ?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:13 pm 
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Haradeas wrote:
so instead of UBCD, you give me a half DOS command :p
Well thx for the help but it does not help me much :?


You asked a question, I gave an answer to the best of my knowledge.

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The maximum default cluster size under Windows XP is 4 kilobytes (KB) because NTFS file compression is not possible on drives with a larger allocation size. The Format utility never uses clusters that are larger than 4 KB unless you specifically override that default either by using the /A: option for command-line formatting or by specifying a larger cluster size in the Format dialog box in Disk Management.



To sum it up, YOU CANT USE NTFS/FAT32 for your drives if you want your drives to be readable by any windows computer if you choose to change the cluster size. There are limitations with NTFS from what I have read on the articles provided, hence why no one has able to do it.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/140365

I really don't understand why you are even attempting to try 64KB, you aren't gaining any performance and its going to be more headaches than good.

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 Post subject: Re: how to make / rename and change cluster size on boot ?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:47 am 
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I just wanted to update my post, I finished getting 64 kb clustersize on my xp installation :D
So with other words that article is not so true :p
Performance is noticeable, gonna do some benchmarks ^^

Well still thx again for trying to help me , I appreciate it :)


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 Post subject: Re: how to make / rename and change cluster size on boot ?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:36 am 
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I apologize for not being of better help.

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 Post subject: Re: how to make / rename and change cluster size on boot ?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:48 pm 
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I don't know whether you mean to split a partition to be two and resize partition? and you are using xP, i think a free manager I am usinh in my XP now is a good assistant for you,Google REMOVED LINK, it is free , I wish it could give you a favor.


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