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    duff drive ??

    i got a maxtor 160 gig drive in one of my pc, now windows keeps wanting to run scan disk on it for some unknow reasion, after runing maxtor power tools i noted someing odd, windows says it's ntfs, maxtor power tools says fat 16, i think windows is telling me lies because i'm runing spinrite and that says fat 16 as well, any iders on whats wrong with it ?

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    what should it be?

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    Well according to microsoft the maximum partition size for fat16 is 4gb:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310561

    If you've got a 160gb as one fat16 partition I think something is very wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    what should it be?
    it should be ntfs 160 gig

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    Being 160GB it will have to be either NTFS or FAT32. If you installed Windows onto the drive it will most likely be NTFS.

    Do you mean everytime you restart your computer windows checks the disk for consistency just before it boots into windows?

    Did the Maxtor tools throw up any errors?

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    ntfs or fat 32

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    i would run the fixmbr command from recovery console along with the fixboot command

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

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