lost my fat32 format?

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Jun 7, 2010

lost my fat32 format? by nico445 at 5:05 PM (656 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. nico445
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    So i have reinstalled my xp, now i wanted to format my usb harddrive to fat32, but in the windows formatter i only can select ntfs, same with usb sticks, is there another good formatter for harddrives? thanks [​IMG]
     
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    Due to a limitation M$ implemented in XP it is not possible to format a drive that is larger than 32GB with FAT32 using the Windows formatter. A simple cmd command will do what you want though.



    Open up cmd.exe and then type:

    format /FS:FAT32 X:[/p]
    Replacing "X:" with the drive letter for the drive you want to format.
     
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    Thank you [​IMG]
     
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    You can do it. Just use the HP formatting tool and you're all set. I had to format a 160gb hard drive to use on a Linux machine.
     
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