Formatting to fat32 [Solved/Closed]

jordan_phil 2 Posts Thursday February 19, 2009Registration date February 20, 2009 Last seen - Feb 20, 2009 at 04:01 PM - Latest reply:  Darilov
- Jul 25, 2010 at 12:21 AM
Hello,
I tried formating my wd office ediotion by using run command at first I thought My drive is already formating it, but when it hit 99 percent format it declared that the volume is too big, My office edition is 640 gb by the way... but if its too big why does the process of formaying started.... please help me I dont know what to do. my os is windows xp sp2.. I had to format it with fat32 because when I format it using ntfs my dvd player could not read my media files anymore...
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xpcman 19109 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateContributorStatus July 21, 2018 Last seen - Feb 20, 2009 at 11:09 PM
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Microsoft Windows XP limits a FAT32 volume to 32GB it quits formatting when it hits the 32GB mark. You can download this free program - it should allow you to format the whole drive. You can also partition it into a number or FAT32 partitions and NTFS partitions. Good Luck

http://www.download.com/...

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The link works! It was amazing.. I was using the command prompt to format it to FAT32 and encountered the same problem.. EASEUS fixed it within a few seconds!
man you are the best, I've spent last four hours trying to do that til almost about to give up found this link with this question and your answer, love that program, thank you very much!!!
OH MY GOD
WHAT A STAR 2 MINS AND IT WAS DONE.
AFTER SPENDING 4 WEEKS TRYING TO USE PARTITION M AND SWISSKNIFE YOU ARE A TRUE STAR
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
I actually want to cry. Ive tried for days to do this and EASEUS did it within ten seconds. Your are the BEST
Your awesome, God bless you for posting this
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Wow... this worked great... was waiting like 4 hours to format with CMD only to be told it was too large, then I used this program and BOOM did it in bout 4 seconds. Thanks so much :)!
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wowwwwwwwww, I tried the program and worked for me, just took around 3 minutes to format my 500 GB EXTERNAL HDD TO FAT32 :d, tried on my ps3 and worked fine :d.
bye.
and tanks for the help :d.
p.s: I use windows xp media center edition, also tried on windows xp sp3.
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Thank you so much for sharing. It's so great and fast. It takes just a minute.
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Hi XPCMAN
I managed to convert 1.5TB in seconds. I could not believe it. And My PS3 recognises now.
It's a fab. S/w. And thanks for sharing with us all.
Regards Niran
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how do I reformat my 1.5 TD Seagat expansion external drive to FAT32. Trying to get it to be recognised on my PS3 as currently it is not recognising it!
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my external hard drive files are in ntfs how do I convert them or the whole drive to fat32
xpcman 19109 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus July 21, 2018 Last seen - Jun 6, 2010 at 01:06 AM
there is no way to convert without the loss of all the data.
hashimsaleem - Mar 12, 2010 at 01:33 PM
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thanks.

it worked just out of the box and that is only in seconds.
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Great, the program worked for me. cudnt use my 90GB external on my xbox 360 as ntfs but it works in fat32 format! Thanks. I did a cmd format over night and it didn't work as well, so thanks for this.
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you are supposed to open the zip file and execute it, and follow the instructions to format to a FAT32
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just wondering, did any of you who used the program already have stuff saved on your hard drive? And if so, did you backup and delete everything or did it format without deleting? Or can you just take the NTFS formatted hard drive and create a new partition on it (somewhat like creating a new folder formatted in FAT32 while the rest of the hard drive is still NTFS)?
xpcman 19109 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus July 21, 2018 Last seen - May 16, 2010 at 05:37 PM
reformating will wipe the hard disk clean.
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I downloaded the file and put it on my external but how do I change it from NTFS TO fAT32
lol dude, serious
Dude you are friggin' awesome. Thanks so much for this! Helped me out more than you can imagine...