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Format a drive as FAT32 inside x64 Vista (Server 2008)
Athiril 
14/8/08 7:52:40 PM
Titan

All I see is exFAT and NTFS.

I need FAT32 for a portable memory card backer upper thingy mabob which this 2.5" drive plugs into.

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chrisbrownie 
14/8/08 8:35:39 PM
Guru

Must be losing my eyesight in my old age, I don't see any 2.5" drive. I don't read thread titles, because idiots don't put content in. Please explain more in your opening post.

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Fillyfakeout 
14/8/08 9:14:10 PM
Initiate

Your question is very vague.

When I try to format a UMS device in Vista x64 - ie right-click, format... I see this -> http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/1945/umsformatqa5.png

Looks alright.


Edited by Fillyfakeout: 14/8/2008 9:14:27 PM


Edited by Fillyfakeout: 14/8/2008 9:14:58 PM

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Athiril 
14/8/08 11:45:17 PM
Titan

I got no FAT32 or FAT on x64, or XP.

I cant do it via command line, it says the drive is too large, i read about this problem formatting over USB interface of more than 37GB i think it was... made the partition 30GB and it still freaked.

The only way I could get it to work was downloading a free third party tool, did the job perfectly.

Now I got the 2.5" IDE drive working in my portable photobank.

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confined 
15/8/08 1:37:40 PM
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Quote by Athiril
I got no FAT32 or FAT on x64, or XP.

I cant do it via command line, it says the drive is too large, i read about this problem formatting over USB interface of more than 37GB i think it was... made the partition 30GB and it still freaked.

The only way I could get it to work was downloading a free third party tool, did the job perfectly.

Now I got the 2.5" IDE drive working in my portable photobank.


Windows won't let you make partitions larger than 32GB that utilise the FAT32 file system.

Third party tools can do it, though. And Windows can still read/write to them, you just can't format them.

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