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Format issue hey i have already added over 150 gigs of stuff and now its saying that i have to format it. can some one tell me whats going on? and how to fix it?

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If the hard drive is formated as fat32, and you are trying to move a file larger than 14 mb (i think) it will ask you to re-format the hard drive to NTFS

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