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If I understand you correctly, your Windows XP setup is automatically formatting your drive using NTFS. You want to format the drives using FAT32. You have a couple of options which allow you to do this:

1. Manually partition the drives during setup. This will cause the installation to pause and prompt you to setup the partitions. You will be limited to a maximum partition size of 32GB using this method.

;Sample from WINNT.SIF

[Data]
;Install Windows to the first available partition
AutoPartition=0 <---- Set this value to 0

[Unattended]
;Specifies whether to delete all partitions on the first drive of the
;client computer and reformat the drive with the NTFS file system.
Repartition=no <---- change this answer to no

2. Install on pre-formatted the drive using the OFORMAT tool. You will need to prepare the drive using FDISK and the OFORMAT tool to partition and format the drive using FAT32. I am not certain of the maximum partition size you can format using the OFORMAT tool.

;Sample from WINNT.SIF

[Data]
;Install Windows to the first available partition
AutoPartition=1 <--- Set this value to 1

[Unattended]
;Specifies whether to delete all partitions on the first drive of the
;client computer and reformat the drive with the NTFS file system.
Repartition=no <---- Make sure this is set to no.
;Specifies whether to convert the primary partition to NTFS or to leave it alone.
FileSystem=LeaveAlone <---- Add this line.

Edited by gtaylor
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oformat is part of the deployment tools for windows xp. you can use the version on your xp cd if you still have it but there is a newer version available from microsoft. explanation of its use is in the included help files in the deployment kit.

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