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Formatting I want to format computer, so please suggest me which one is better for disc partioning FAT or NTFS and Why?

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NTFS if you are using Windows XP since this allows you to have support for larger drivers and faster read and writing capability

FAT system is actually for older drivers that have smaller capacity as well as for thumb drives.

FAT32 is a file system to use if you are planning on having dual OS meaning running Windows 98 and Windows XP at the same time so that you can switch files or share files.

Generally FAT32 is only used now for this reason if that will not be done then NTFS is the best one to go with

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I got Kingston DTI/64GB, when I insert in my PC - having windows XP- message occurs for FORMAT - I click on OK button, Format window open - Capacity shows 62.4GB, System= Nill, I select Quick format option...


first try to format in command line
Start
go to RUN
Type CMD and press enter key
in command window type format H:/fs:FAT (H: stand for my Pen Drive name change it if you have different)
press enter key
yes to all message appear
now you formatting start

if not so try this: 1000% work
download any low level formatting system and format from that or you need 3rd party formating tools like HP format tool to format RAW to FAT,

if still not work it mean your PEN Drive got Damaged and you have to purchase a new one.

Do vote me if this help you.

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reinstall from disc, with formatting partion C, but keep your files,, i think you have formatted it from recovery partion. maybe recovery partion is not good

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I have a kingston 8gb pen drive, its showing in my computer but when I want to open it says please insert the disk


Hello. There may be two reasons - first the bad one- may be defective.
and the second would be - a formatting problem. Use this program and format it again.
Recommended you format ntfs.

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Datatraveler is format as exfat. I want it format as ntfs or fat 32??


connect it to the computer and right click on the icon of the drive in my computer and choose format a box will apperar click on the file system and choose fat32 or ntfs then tick quick format and press ok a promt wil appear that all data on the drive will be erased click ok your drivbe will be formatted in fat32 or ntfs file system you want .
but before doing this please make a note that all data on the drive will be lost so please back up data before continuing with format

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If you want to format your SD card then open up "My Computer" - right click on the SD card, choose "Format", then check the settings that come up (name, FAT or NTFS etc) and choose ok.
Remember this erases everything on the card so be sure you are ready for this!

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How to format my kingston128gb on window xp


Plug it in the USB, wait to be detected - an icon will appear in the notification area, open My Computer, Right click on it - it's the removable media entry, select format, select NTFS.

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Cannot format octagon veridisk T118 usb


Try this
Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME syntax
Formats a disk for use with MS-DOS.
FORMAT drive: [/V[:label]] [/Q] [/F:size] [/B | /S] [/C]
FORMAT drive: [/V[:label]] [/Q] [/T:tracks /N:sectors] [/B | /S] [/C]
FORMAT drive: [/V[:label]] [/Q] [/1] [/4] [/B | /S] [/C]
FORMAT drive: [/Q] [/1] [/4] [/8] [/B | /S] [/C]
/V[:label] Specifies the volume label. /Q Performs a quick format. /F:size Specifies the size of the floppy disk to format (such as 160, 180, 320, 360, 720, 1.2, 1.44, 2.88). /B Allocates space on the formatted disk for system files. /S Copies system files to the formatted disk. /T:tracks Specifies the number of tracks per disk side. /N:sectors Specifies the number of sectors per track. /1 Formats a single side of a floppy disk. /4 Formats a 5.25-inch 360K floppy disk in a high-density drive. /8 Formats eight sectors per track. /C Tests clusters that are currently marked "bad." Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP syntax
Formats a disk for use with Windows 2000.
FORMAT volume [/FS:file-system] [/V:label] [/Q] [/A:size] [/C] [/X]
FORMAT volume [/V:label] [/Q] [/F:size]
FORMAT volume [/V:label] [/Q] [/T:tracks /N:sectors]
FORMAT volume [/V:label] [/Q] [/1] [/4]
FORMAT volume [/Q] [/1] [/4] [/8]
volume Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon), mount point, or volume name. /FS:filesystem Specifies the type of the file system (FAT, FAT32, or NTFS). /V:label Specifies the volume label. /Q Performs a quick format. /C Files created on the new volume will be compressed by default. /X Forces the volume to dismount first if necessary. All opened handles to the volume would no longer be valid. /A:size Overrides the default allocation unit size. Default settings are strongly recommended for general use.
NTFS supports 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16K, 32K, 64K.
FAT supports 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16K, 32K, 64K, (128K, 256K for sector size > 512 bytes).
FAT32 supports 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16K, 32K, 64K, (128K, 256K for sector size > 512 bytes). Note that the FAT and FAT32 files systems impose the below restrictions on the number of clusters on a volume:
FAT: Number of clusters <= 65526 FAT32: 65526 < Number of clusters < 268435446
Format will immediately stop processing if it decides that the above requirements cannot be met using the specified cluster size.
NTFS compression is not supported for allocation unit sizes above 4096.
/F:size Specifies the size of the floppy disk to format (160,
180, 320, 360, 640, 720, 1.2, 1.23, 1.44, 2.88, or 20.8). /T:tracks Specifies the number of tracks per disk side. /N:sectors Specifies the number of sectors per track. /1 Formats a single side of a floppy disk. /4 Formats a 5.25-inch 360K floppy disk in a high-density drive. /8 Formats eight sectors per track. Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP recovery console syntax
Formats a disk for use with Windows 2000.
format [drive:] [/q] [/fs:file-system]
drive: Specifies the drive to format. /q Performs a quick format. /fs:file-system Specifies the file system to use (FAT, FAT32, or NTFS) Examples
When using the format command, remember all information on the drive you wish to format will be completely erased.
format a:
Would erase all the contents off a disk. Commonly used on a diskette that has not been formatted or on a diskette you wish to erase.
format a: /q
Quickly erases all the contents of a floppy diskette. Commonly used to quickly erase all information on the diskette.
format c:
This would erase all the contents of your C: hard disk drive. In other words, unless you wish to erase all your computer's information, this command should not be done unless you're planning to start over.

Or
Right click My Computer-->Manage-->then go to Disk Management
and select the to format right-click it and click format. Thats it Your drive will format and You can also choose in which file system you want to format your drive.
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How many GB hdd does intel 945GCCR support


Depends on how your formatting this sir.. The bios first would need to support large drive or LBA mode if it does you need to format this using NTFS file system or FAT 32...

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Maximum size of hard disk supported


Hi Bijay.
Neither is at fault. Please click on this Seagate link:
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=How_To_Install_and_Troubleshoot_ATA_Hard_Drives&vgnextoid=559e5b1142aec010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD
Scroll down to: Partitioning the drive in Windows XP / Windows 2000 (for systems where this is the 2nd drive in the system).
Follow the instruction on the web site.
This Seagate web site will help you setup the Seagate 160 drive.

If you feel the drive is still at fault you can run Seagate’s SeaTools. Click on the next link:
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools
This software will check the 160GB drive.
(Follow the online instructions for), SeaTools for DOS.

In a Windows XP system & using a FAT 32 & a cluster size of 16kb instead of NTFS. Windows will see the total size of the drive but can only access 149GB of drive space. 11GB of drive space will be used by the FAT. File Allocation Table. The FAT is windows guide to every cluster on the drive.
XP uses NTFS & sets each cluster to 4kb. This 4kb size lowers the total usable GB size & uses more GB's for the FAT. You're 127GB size may be correct for a Win XP system using a NTFS file system. The FAT is using 33GB of drive space as a locator for every cluster on the 160GB drive.
Help with understanding the NTFS file system: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/russel_october01.mspx

Bijay if you are still having trouble understanding please post any questions here.

Good luck!
Mike


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