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Can not convert it to fat or fat32 file system

I m useing the drive as external hdd. but as per my requirement i need the file system in fat or fat32. But whenever it is linked to my pc runned on xp professional service pack 2  the only file system shown at the time of formatting is Ntfs. The other hdd can be formatted in fat or fat32 in the same pc.So pl suggest me how I can format the same in fat or fat32.

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  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2008

    my problem is the same though i was useing disc management at the time of new partitioning. I allready told that at the time of formatting by useing disc management its not showing any other file system except ntfs.

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Using disk manager, try to delete the partition. Then start over again.

Hope that helps...

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