External Hard Drive Formatting Issue - Storage

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  1. External Hard Drive Formatting Issue

    Have a new 250 GB external Hitachi Drive connected by firewire to Dell
    Inspiron running XP home. Used Disk Management to partition and format
    new drive as storage. After a long formatting process XP gets to 100%
    and then reports thay it is unable to complete formatting. Driving me
    crazy. Any help would be appreciated.


  2. Re: External Hard Drive Formatting Issue

    "pryan49" wrote in message
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    > Have a new 250 GB external Hitachi Drive connected by firewire to Dell
    > Inspiron running XP home. Used Disk Management to partition and format
    > new drive as storage. After a long formatting process XP gets to 100%
    > and then reports thay it is unable to complete formatting. Driving me
    > crazy. Any help would be appreciated.


    XP won't format FAT32 volumes larger than 32 GB. This is not a bug, it's
    intentional. Either use NTFS or a third party partition management tool.

    Phil
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