Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Formatted a WD500GB hard drive with windows xp using the fat32 format. the disk space shows only 1.99GB FREE HOW CAN I GET THE DISK TO BE THE FULL CAPACITY MINUS THE OPERATING SYSTEM, PLEASE HELP

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

Creating and formatting a new partition:

  1. In the lower windowpane on the right hand side, you should see unallocated space for the drive. Right-click anywhere on the unallocated space to see a menu of available options.
  2. Click on Create Partition
  3. The Create Partition Wizard will appear. Click on Next.
  4. Leave Primary partition selected and click Next.
  5. Choose the partition size and click Next.
  6. Leave Assign a drive letter. selected and click Next.
  7. Leave Format this partition with the following settings: selected and choose the file system you want. Select Perform a quick format and click Next.
  8. Click Finish.
  9. Under the drive it will indicate that the drive is formatting and will show you a percentage complete. Depending on the size of your hard drive and the speed of your computer, it could take more than an hour to format the whole drive.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

My laptop lenovo ideapad y450 shows blue screen error.i tried to format with windows xp also,but it appears once format was completed also.advice me pls


Dear! Delete your C drive and create again with the help of windows and then format and install Windows. Your problem will be fixed.

Jul 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My new Toshiba STORE ART 3 1 TB external Hard Disk is not working. i plugged it to my pc on windows 7. and it shows the drive in My Computer but when i opened it it saying that 'Please insert disk into...


Open your command prompt and format the drive type format volume [/fs:file-system]

volume: Specifies the mount point, volume name, or drive letter of the drive you want to format.

/fs:
file-system: Specifies the file system to use FAT, FAT32, or NTFS Floppy disks can use only the FAT file system.
Example.........FORMAT E: /FS:FAT32.....Press enter. E: is my second drive

May 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I want to format my flash disk but am told'windows cannot format' , what can i use


On a Windows XP-based computer, you cannot format a Memory Stick removable media device by using the FAT32 file system because there is no option to for FAT32 in the Format Local Disk dialog box. The only available option in the File system list in the Format Local Disk dialog box is FAT


So that you can use NTFS option to your HDD and then format the removable media device

Mar 22, 2011 | PQI 512MB Intelligent Stick USB 2.0 Flash...

2 Answers

How do i format to fat32 using windows 7


Windows 7 will format an external partition to FAT32, as long as it's 32GB or less. "Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Options". Right click on "Computer Management", select "Run as an Administrator", double-click on "Storage" then "Disk Management", the right click on your external drive. Select "Shrink Volume", shrink it by 32GB or less, then right click on unallocated space, select format, and "FAT32" will show up as an option during the format wizard.

This is a way to create a small bit of space on an external hard drive for copying some files from Mac OS's to Windows.

Dec 04, 2010 | Prestige Portable 320gb Usb 20 IOMEGA ...

2 Answers

Formatting (FAT) 2g drive left drive with only 735Mb. How do I format for the full 2g? Thanks


what device did you use to format your flash drive? is it a camera or PC?
now try to insert your flash drive in a usb port of a PC running windows vista since it has a better disk management tools. now format it from there using FAT32 file system to regain your disk space. you can also try windows xp

Oct 14, 2009 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

1 Answer

Toshiba 2 gb flash drive showing 0 disk space


You can only format these drives in mode FAT16 or FAT32.
Try to format it in FAT32 mode and let Windows choose the default sectors for you. This is the better solution.
As I can see, the operating system recognise your drive that mean the correct driver was loaded.
After a new format whith the correct params if your flash drive shows the same thing 0 disk space 0 disk space used, your drive is DEAD.
It happens if you had unplug your flash drive whithout stoping it by cliking on the icon in the notification window (near the clock), the icon is mini drive whith a green arrow. Allways unplug the USB devices by this because you have the +5 voltage on this connector and if you don't do this an arcking effect happens betwen your device and the connector.

Dec 14, 2008 | Toshiba 512MB USB 2.0 High-Speed Flash...

1 Answer

What to do with unreadable but recognised hard disk segate 400GB


Your Windows Xp bootable CD should have an option called "Format his file system using FAT32" while installing the OS. Use the option to format it. The only prob is that it creates only a single partiotion. After installing windows you can re-partition using a third party software such as Partition Magic(please note that it will not affect your windows installation as you can first re-size the windows drive to a lower capacity and then partition the un-allocated space.

Nov 29, 2008 | Seagate (ST3160827AS) 160 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

Installing two hdd maxtor 80gb wd2500, installed win pro on 80gb went fine but keeps telling me that second hdd drive D needs to be formatted, but when i do, it tells me cannot format drive D


you will need to use a disk utility to partition the drive first...
Partitioning and Formatting a Second drive in Windows 2000/XP
To partition and format new hard disk in a Windows XP
/2000 system, right click on 'my computer' and select 'manage.' Once you are in the management screen, select 'disk management'.
A screen showing your existing drives, including the new one, will appear. At this point Windows should open a wizard to help you partition and format your new drive. If it does not, right click the new drive in the lower pane and select 'initialize drive.'
Now you must partition the drive. To do this, right click on the new drive and select 'new partition' to launch the partition wizard. It will then prompt you for how much drive space you wish to allocate to the new partition. If you opt not to use the full amount of space for the first partition, you can create additional ones in the same way up to a maximum of four partitions per disk. You will then be asked for a drive letter which Windows will use to represent the partition you just created.
Note that if you are using the NTFS file system
on your main hard drive (the default with Windows 2000 and XP Professional) you will also have the option to mount your newly created partition as a directory in another volume. This adds the entire space of your new partition to that one directory, so any files placed in that directory will reside in the fresh partition but no new drive letter is created. Essentially you are using your new partition to expand the space available on another partition. Click no to this option (unless this is what you want to do).

Once you have chosen a drive letter or directory, you will be prompted to format the drive. Generally it's best to format with the NTFS file system at this point, unless the PC uses an earlier Windows operating system
like Windows 98. If that is the case, you will need to format the drive in FAT32 if Win98SE is to access to the data on the new hard drive. Once formatting is complete, your drive is ready for use.
Regards and Tahnk you for using Fixya.. Please rate!

Oct 28, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Lost partion


you have to format drives d, e and f. Go to my computer;then right click on the raw drive (d,for this instance); click format, disk capacity and allocation sizes will be shown; select either quick format or full format. You may also compress the disk. Do the same for drives E and F. Formatting may take a few minutes depending on the size of the drive.Hope this helps.

Apr 20, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

1 Answer

Hard disk not recognized when reinstalling xp


try formating the drive using fdisk in fat32, you can find this program in windows 98/98se and Me them try instaling windows xp

Nov 10, 2007 | Compaq Pentium 4 , 1.5 GHz (244318-B21)...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

50 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

100405 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14160 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...