HFS+ formatted hdd, trying to format to windows standard in Vista

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  1. hom3land
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    Running Macdrive on my Vista desktop, I formatted my I/O 160 gb portable hdd to HFS+ so I could play larger files on my 360. I now want to use it for my wii with USBLoader. I'm having a hell of a time trying to format it back to either Fat32 or the other windows format. I've tried just formatting using windows program but it literally takes over an hour to format and when it gets to the end it tells me it failed to format. Any suggestions?
     
  2. delta123

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    wipe everything off the drive then delete it to make it a raw. then format. or format with mac. i had my hdd formatted in hfs+ but used the mac again to format it in fat. took 2 mins.
     
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    i don't have a mac. Only Windows. Used a windows program (macdrive) to format to Hfs+. Windows now will only regocnize the hdd if I have macdrive installed and doesn't seem to want to format it. And it is already blank. I'm sure If I had a MacOS this would be easier.
     
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    Why did you format it to HFS+ if you don't use Mac OS?
     
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    to play large HD video on my 360
     
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    Fat32 lol. Use NTFS.. It doesn't have a maximum file limit.