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Thread: How can i format a 40gb external hard drive to FAT32?

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    Default How can i format a 40gb external hard drive to FAT32?

    Is there a way?

    I tried to put it into another computer to format by using the XP cd but it doesn't give me the option.

    I need a way or else i can't use my digimate =(
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    Default Re: How can i format a 40gb external hard drive to FAT32?

    i think u can try plugging ur harddisk in to ur cpu.
    then just boot up normally... right click on "my computers"
    format....
    see if it works
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    Default Re: How can i format a 40gb external hard drive to FAT32?

    XP can only format a 32GB partition. Few options...

    1. Format with Partition Magic or any other HD management apps
    2. Partition to 32+8GB then format with XP
    3. Format 32GB with XP and lose the 8GB

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    Default Re: How can i format a 40gb external hard drive to FAT32?

    My comments above are for FAT32. NTFS dont hv such issues

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    Default Re: How can i format a 40gb external hard drive to FAT32?

    Use Partition Magic. Confirm sure can. Format in less than a minute too.

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    Default Re: How can i format a 40gb external hard drive to FAT32?

    Boot into windoze98 lor.

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    Default Re: How can i format a 40gb external hard drive to FAT32?

    i've tried a variety of things in the last couple of weeks and only one has worked well.

    download partition magic 8.0 and format it. all done!
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