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Any time i hook a device up it says my e drive is not formatted and when i try it says windows cannot format it

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I brought a 250gb hdd for the xbox 360. The xbox 360 says that it is a unformatted storage device, the only thing i can do is formatted the hdd. but nothing happend I have formatted the thing 5 times....


Trying to format a large external USB or Firewire hard drive to the FAT32 file system? Can't do it? Only see an option for formatting the drive using the NTFS file format? Well if you answered yes any of those questions, then you're at the right place.
I was recently trying to format my 1 TB MyBook external hard drive in Windows XP to FAT32 instead of the overly forced-upon NTFS format. Why? Well because I needed to connect it to a NAS device and the NTFS permissions were causing the NAS not to be able to access the drive. Simple solution is to use FAT32, no security, no problems. Though it's sometimes useful to format a USB drive in NTFS format.
Also, formatting a drive in FAT or FAT32 will allow it to be read by other operating systems, such as Mac, Linux, and older versions of Windows such as Windows 98.
Unfortunately, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 will only format a removable drive in FAT32 if it's less than 32GB! Hmmm...that pretty much cuts out ALL modern external hard drives!
However, Windows can format a drive that is larger than 32GB in FAT32, but you have to use the DOS command prompt. However, if you have a drive that is 1TB or larger, you may still get an error saying "The volume is too big for FAT32".
In that case, you can use a free program called SwissKnife that will allow you to format an external hard drive that is up to 2TB in size. Let's go through both methods. In case you are having problems getting your external hard drive to show up in Windows, read my article on how to change the drive letter for an external drive in Windows.
Format external drive in FAT32 using DOSOpen a command window by going to Start, then Run and typing in CMD.

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Now type in the following command at the prompt:

format /FS:FAT32 X:
Replace the letter X with the letter of your external hard drive in Windows. Windows will go ahead and begin formatting the drive in FAT32!

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Format external hard drive in FAT32 using SwissKnifeSwissKnife is a nifty little program that is completely free and that you can use to format many types of external drives such as USB, Firewire, PCMIA, SATA and SCSI. You can also use it to create partitions on an external hard drive and it formats faster than Windows.

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So next time you want to format a hard drive in FAT32 and Windows only gives you an option for NTFS, make sure to follow one of the two method mentioned above. Enjoy!

Mar 02, 2011 | Microsoft 20GB Hard Drive for Xbox 360

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Hi, I hooked it up on a digital receiver for tv, then I hooked it up on my pc and it looks empty with no files on it anymore...what shoul i do?? Thanks Simone


I'm not sure specifically what you're asking here, but there are a couple of options:

If you just want the Hard Drive to work on your computer again (even if you lose whatever you may have had on it), you'll need to format the drive while it is hooked into your computer.

I don't know which operating system you have (XP, Vista, Windows 7) or even if you're running Windows... so these next instructions may vary:

Open "My Computer" (or "Computer" on Vista/Win7)
Right-Click your Hard Drive
Click "Format"

WARNING! If you format the drive, you will be erasing it completely!

In the format menu, make sure NTFS is checked and do a Quick Format.

When it is done, you should be able to browse the drive, copy files to it, etc...

When you hooked it up to your digital receiver, it may have done its own kind of format so you couldn't load movies onto the Hard Drive and move them to your computer... It's possible that it's a safety feature of your DTV... The only way to know for sure is to try it again after formatting.

Dec 05, 2010 | LaCie 320GB LITTLE DISK USB2 5400RPM 25"...

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Hello sir i am having 8 GB transcend pen drive some of them did password fom my pen drive i tried to format so many times but it showed as the device is write protected after some time i tried...


1. Download this tool:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/LLFTOOL.EXE

2. Format

(WARNING: After running this low level format tool,
the whole USB flash disk surface will be fully erased.
Therefore, data restoration will be impossible after using this utility!)

Feb 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My drive connects than its not formated first time gives me as error message saying windows can not format the drive


Are you using xp? if yes,

Close all process related with this HD Drive. & try to format it.

If problem is still alive then Try to format it on Windows Vista Ultimate.

I hope this both ways give you perfect solution.

Thanks.

Oct 10, 2009 | LaCie Big Disk External USB 2.0 1TB Hard...

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Formate memory stick


try formating the card using a digital device such as a camera or a playstation portable (PSP)

May 17, 2009 | Sony 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo Memory Card

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Fromating Giga one


you need to go to the jobo site, find the driver/software/service link, in that you will find the giga one formatting tool, download and use that. i had the same problem when i purchased my original giga one, i used windows to format the drive - but as people find out windows is unable to format the drive correctly ie fat 32, and you then get an error message. in the formatting tool it tells you why what the different error codes are and error 1 means drive not formatted to fat 32, im not sure how old your giga one is but when i purchased mine approx 4yrs ago it never came with a proper manual and there was no support on the jobo site at the time. I think a lot of these minor problems could be avoided if it came with a manual and explained whats needed to clear the internal hard drive

Mar 19, 2009 | Jobo Giga One 40GB Portable Storage MP3...

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Windows was unable to complete the format


windows was unable to complete the format 4gb moser beer

Feb 26, 2009 | Electronics - Others

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Erase


connect it to your comupter. windows will recognise it as an extra drive. Right click it and then click format, in format check the quick format box and you should be done in less than a minute

Aug 21, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m250 MP3 Player

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My memory stick quit!


try using startup disk of windows xp,, its very sensitive..be carefull... .. then be sure that your usb is connect to the computer.....del the partition of usb device.... then create partition, last format it... be carefull that you want to format is your usb device not your hard drive.



goodluck..

Mar 19, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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