JSI Tip 4120. Conversion of FAT32 to NTFS fails with 'insufficient memory' on NT 5+?

When you attempt to convert a FAT32 partition that is 60GB or larger, on a Windows 2000 or Windows XP platform that only has 64MB of memory, you receive an insufficient memory error and the conversion fails?

During this conversion, convert must allocate a 13MB volume bit map. You do not have enough memory to allocate the bit map.

NOTE: If you are running Windows XP, the conversion will fail if the drive was NOT formatted using Windows XP.

To workaround this issue, increase memory to 128MB.

NOTE: With 64MB of memory, the largest partition that can be converted is 40GB.



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