JSI Tip 6172. Windows 2000 Setup hangs when installing to a FAT16 partition greater than 2-GB?

When you invoke Windows 2000 Setup by running Winnt.exe from a Microsoft Windows boot floppy, or from MS-DOS, and you install to a FAT16 partition greater than 2-GB, setup hangs.

NOTE: If you restart your computer, Setup completes normally.

This problem is due to the fact that MS-DOS and Windows DO NOT support FAT16 partition greater than 2-GB.

To resolve this problem, use NTFS.

If you elect to create a FAT32 partition, restrict it to 32-GB.



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