Western Digital Harddrive

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  1. RedFire128
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    Trying to get this piece of crap to work with the HBC. I'm running into a problem though. I can only format it to either NTFS or exFAT, but it needs to be FAT32 to work with the HBC. Can anbody here explain to me how to make a FAT32 partition ?
     
  2. PeregrinFig

    PeregrinFig A miserable little pile of secrets

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    Run a Command Prompt as administrator, and enter "format /FS:fat32 X:", the X being the drive letter. If that doesn't work (or if I got the command wrong, in which case I apologize), then there's a program called Swiss Army Knife that should let you format. Good luck, hope you get it working. I just had to format my new HDD myself earlier, but I did it in a drastically different way, and it took forever. Formatting it to fat32 should be a lot easier than wiping and recreating it, then formatting to WBFS was for me.
     
  3. RedFire128
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    Thanks man. Didn't think i'd get a response so quickly.
     
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    you can also use partition wizard 5 and it's FREE
     
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    I would think that the Command Prompt is the best way, Be prepared tough it does it the long way and not the quick way so your looking at long time to do. I think the long way is better tough.
     
  7. Elritha

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    It does it the quick way if you include the quick format switch when typing in the command.

    Command prompt will only work on certain size hard drives anyway. Some limitation Microsoft put in. You're better off using a 3rd party program to do it like another person posted.
     
  8. Giga_Gaia

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    You are right. Command prompt and other tools included in windows os can only make fat32 partition of 32GB. You want bigger, you need a special application like the ones mentionned above.