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I have a 32GB sandisk cruzer stick. I've used what is called diskpart in Windows 7 to select and format the stick in fat32. I'll take it to a Windows XP box and try to drop a substantial size file to it. IE.. 8GB only to get a message that states that the drive is full.. when nothing is on it. U3 has been removed etc. Any help would be great. Thanks a lot..

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Fat32 cannot handle large file sizes (over 2gb) Try formating with NTSF.

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Fat32 can only support a maximum individual file size of 4gb, anything bigger than that will produce an error claiming that the disk is full

to get around this format your USB stick to NTFS

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Fat32 has a max filesize of 4GB. so no single file can be bigger than 4gb. also windows xp has native support for NTFS. i would recommend formatting the flash drive as NTFS and that should elivate further issues.

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Sorry but you wont be able to put a file larger than 4gb due to file format limitation since you used fat32. only NTFS supports files larger than 4gb. if you want to use it with large files you need to format again using NTFS. hope that helps!

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Windows 7 can run on machines with lower specs than required for Windows Vista, and many users are actually finding it runs better than Windows XP on lower spec machines. It’s also ideal to run on newer netbook machines, but unfortunately many of these do not include a DVD drive so how do you install windows 7 on a machine without a DVD drive?
I spent yesterday researching this exact problem and I managed to install Windows 7 on my LG X110 netbook in around 20 minutes using a 4GB USB Drive. Setting up the USB drive to install Windows 7 was fairly easy in the end, and the installation was quicker than a DVD drive, so this method is perfect if you want to install Windows 7 quickly on several machines.
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  5. Install the stick in the PC you want to install Windows 7 on and boot up. Remember to change your bios to allow booting from USB
If you follow the steps above then you should have no problems installing Windows 7 from a USB key

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I have a sandisk cruzer blade 32gb usb flash drive and when i put some data on it, it asked if i want to format,,,,obviously no because i just put the data on but afterwards i cant open it without it...


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diskpart
list disk
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Format the drive by typing the next instructions into the same window. Replace the number “1” with the number of your disk below.
select disk 1
clean
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Insert your Windows Vista / 7 DVD into your drive.
Change directory to the DVD’s boot directory where bootsect lives:
d:
cd d:\boot

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bootsect /nt60 g:

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Many Verbatim hard drive models with a FireWire interface come “Mac formatted” – pre-formatted for immediate use with Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS. They are formatted as HFS+, the preferred format when using the drive exclusively with Mac OS computers.
Note: A Mac-formatted drive will not mount on a Windows PC.
If you plan to use a Mac-formatted hard drive only with computers running Mac OS, you can leave it formatted as it comes from the factory. However, if you plan to use your hard drive with computers running Windows, or with both Mac OS and Windows computers, you should reformat your Verbatim hard drive before saving data to it. Generally, for use with both Mac OS and Windows you should format to FAT32, and for use strictly with Windows you should format to NTFS. More information about these two format types is given below.
FAT32 FAT32 is compatible with the following Windows operating systems: Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista. FAT32 can also be read by Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS.
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Limitations: NTFS is not compatible with Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, or Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS.
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