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I formatted my 1TB usb drive into ntfs want it back to fat32

Shows up after i rebuilt in in XP except now its ntfs and i need fat32

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  • tm41961 Dec 21, 2008

    no it is a USB so it is a a spare drive. but it is 1TB and windowa xp will not do above 32 mb in fat32. or something close to that amount i think

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If this is your bootable drive that windows in installed on you will need to completely reinstall windows to convert it back to FAT 32. If this is a spare drive then you can right click the drive in My computer and go to format and then reformat it as Fat 32.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

  • Christian Goforth
    Christian Goforth Dec 21, 2008

    You should be able to format above the 32 gig partition limit since you already have XP installed. The 32 gig limit only applies during initial setup of XP. Article

    Another option to complete this if it absolutely will not allow you to do this is to create a set of windows 98 boot disks with USB drivers (this is going to be tricky) and use the old windows 98 format utility.


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