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formatting hard drive from ntfs to fat32?? how is it done

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Well ive tried doing it and it only gives me like 32gb or so. Ive read on various forums that windows wont format anything larger. Its a western digital mypassport 250gb hdd. I went on the WD webs…
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Well ive tried doing it and it only gives me like 32gb or so. Ive read on various forums that windows wont format anything larger.

Its a western digital mypassport 250gb hdd. I went on the WD website and tried downloading the formatting utility for fat32 but it freezes at 99%.

What else can i try?

Thanks
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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1 Like #1
Try this one
1 Like #2
I always use this, it's by hp works a charm!
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=197
#3
or the Iomega one ...
1 Like #4
sconto
I always use this, it's by hp works a charm!
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=197


+1
#5
Fat32 Utils

Either of these will do it
#6
Okay going to try it now.

I tried the HP one earlier. But it wouldnt let me copy any date over, It would keep saying not enough space :S.
#7
Not enough space?

After you'd formatted it?
#8
jtx
Not enough space?

After you'd formatted it?


yep
#9
Also is there a difference between quick format and normal? im doing the normal now , its taking forever.
#10
http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/2310/dscg.jpg

Same thing just happened...
#11
cos fat 32 filesystem has limit of 3.99 gig for ISO ....single file NTFS is what you need to use to overcome that.
#12
yeah obviously
#13
Ahhhhhhhhhh no wonder lol. But the ps3 wont recognize NTFS.
1 Like #14
which is what single file referred to

cos fat 32 filesystem has limit of 3.99 gig for ISO ....single file NTFS is what you need to use to overcome that.
#15
dcx_badass
Yup, you can put larger files on the internal hard drive with no problems.


Oh well now to figure out why streaming won't work. It showed my pc yesterday. turned it on today and it cant find no media servers :s
#16
Repping you guys :)
#17
Use this to split it
Then you can then play the movie from USB drive plugged into PS3 or transfer it to PS3
It will also fix any sound incompatibility problems.
#18
Is it for ps3? You could stream it straight onto the ps3 hdd using ps3 media server or you could split the file in two.
#19
MarzBarz
Oh well now to figure out why streaming won't work. It showed my pc yesterday. turned it on today and it cant find no media servers :s



Use Tversity, works a treat!
#20
ei8hty5ive
Use Tversity, works a treat!


Can you stream MKV's with that?
#21
MarzBarz
Can you stream MKV's with that?


http://tversity.com/support/faq/

What media formats are currently supported?
The current version is designed such that almost anything you can play on Windows Media Player, whether it resides locally on your computer or located on the Internet, should also play on any of the supported devices, despite the fact that these devices do not natively support many of these media formats. You can also play Quicktime video and Real Media videos (including rmvb), however for the time being you cannot stream Quicktime or Real from the Internet. To give a more precise definition, any media format that has a Directshow decoder will work with TVersity as long as you have the directshow decoder installed, this includes:

WMA, WMV, MJPEG, DVR-MS, AVI (including Divx3/4/5/6, Xvid, and others)
MPEG1/2/4 (including H.264), MP3 and AAC
Qucktime MOV
Real Video/Audio/RMVB
OGG Vorbis and OGM
FLAC, WMA lossless, Monkey Audio (APE), Musepack Audio (MPC) and Wavpack
Flash Video
Matroska (MKA and MKV)
Karaoke CDG/BIN
And many more…


I believe it still transcodes these to devices
#22
ty again bit of a n00b to this. , when i tried browsing for my mkv file tversity wouldnt see it on my desktop
#23
^been over 2 years since I last used the above
#24
MarzBarz
Can you stream MKV's with that?


I've never tried it personally but I've read it works on forums...For music, pictures etc it works just fine! Seems to work on most things internet ready. So far tried it on PS3, Xbox, Wii, Pda, second PC and Netbook even on my mobile! No problems yet!
#25
MarzBarz
ty again bit of a n00b to this. , when i tried browsing for my mkv file tversity wouldnt see it on my desktop


surely you would have to set the default folder for tversity and include any videos in that folder for your ps3 to see. eg share the video folder.
#26
MarzBarz
Can you stream MKV's with that?


You can with this although it struggles with hd stuff (might be my pc) so I tend to put it on the hdd first

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