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What is the maximum file size that the PX-PH0XU supports?
Can I reformat a drive to NTFS that has already been formatted to FAT32, or can I create multiple partitions?
My computer meets the system requirements, but it appears there is a limit on available hard disk capacity within the BIOS. Can I use an external hard disk of large capacity?

- What is the maximum file size that the PX-PH0XU supports?

The file size limitation does not depend on the hard disk but the file system and Operating System:

FAT32:
FAT32 file systems
Windows XP Up to 4GB
Windows 2000 Up to 4GB
Windows Me Up to 4GB
Windows 98/95 Up to 2GB


NTFS:
FAT32 file systems
Windows XP Up to max. capacity disk
Windows 2000 Up to max. capacity disk
Windows Me Not available
Windows 98/95 Not available

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- Can I reformat a drive to NTFS that has already been formatted to FAT32, or can I create multiple partitions?

With Windows 2000 and Windows XP you can reformat a drive to NTFS or create multiple partitions.

If you are using Windows XP/2000 in combination with Windows ME/98 (including SE), continue with the FAT32 format. Windows ME/98 (including SE) does not recognize NTFS partitions. Windows XP/2000 can recognize-but cannot create-a FAT32 partition of more than 32 GB. Therefore, if you are reformatting a FAT32 partition of more than 32 GB, you must do so in a Windows ME/98 (including SE) environment.

! To create partitions or format a drive, you must have the Administrator's right in Windows 2000 or be logged on as a Computer Administrator in Windows XP.

- Reformatting the entire capacity of the drive

Under My Computer, right-click the icon for the drive of the applicable product that has been formatted, and then select Format. Select NTFS as the file system, and then click the Start button.

* When you format a drive, all the data on the drive will be deleted. If you have data that you need to keep stored on the hard disk, be sure to back up that data on another hard disk or other media before formatting is started.

- Resetting the partitions

If you are using Windows XP, click Start --> Control Panel --> Performance and Maintenance --> Administrative Tools --> Disk Management. If you are using Windows 2000, click Start --> Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Computer Management --> Disk Management.

* To reset the partitions you must first delete the existing ones. Once the partitions are deleted, the corresponding data will also be deleted. If you have any data that must be kept, be sure to back up that data on another hard disk or other media.
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- My computer meets the system requirements, but it appears there is a limit on available hard disk capacity within the BIOS. Can I use an external hard disk of large capacity?

The capacity limitation defined within the computer's BIOS sets a limit only on the built-in IDE hard disk. There is no limitation on this product.
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