Why can't I use My Computer to format a removable disk larger than 2GB as FAT in Windows XP?

A. XP's My Computer interface lets you format a disk as FAT, FAT32, or NTFS. The maximum FAT partition size that you can create in XP is 4GB; however, a limitation in the My Computer interface prevents you from creating a FAT partition larger than 2GB. To work around this limitation, open a command prompt and type

format <drive>: /fs:fat /v:<label>
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