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Why can't I create a file which exceeds 4GB?

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Why can't I create a file which exceeds 4GB?
The following error message appears when the backup operation comes up to more than 4GB.
- (To execute backup, click [Start] -> [Programs] -> [Accessories] -> [System Tools] -> [Backup].)

Error message in Windows 2000
"Insert Media"
"The fixed media is full. You cannot backup all of the specified data to this disk device. The backup operation will stop."

As it is not possible to manage files which exceeds 4GB, such files cannot be created.

Refer to the following website for more information:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q114/8/41.asp