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Help formatting extrernal HD to Fat 32

littlesheepy Avatar
7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
I've just bought an external harddrive to use with my PS3 and need to format to Fat32 to be able to use it.
However, i've just used 'swissknife' to delete the NTFS partition that was on there and then it tells you to restart the program which will allow you to then format to FAT32. However, the program will now no longer work, keeps saying windows has stopped working.
I've tried reinstalling it with no luck. I'm now stuck with a portable drive that wont show on my computer and i don't know how to format it, can anybody help?
Thanks in advance
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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1 Like #1
Western Digital do a free download on their website. FAT32 formater for large disks. You may need to go into disk management on your computer and format the drive as NTFS for it to show up in windows explorer first though.
#2
i had to do this yesterday m8, took me for ages found a nifty wee program, cant find it just now give me 2 mins. worked an absolute treat
#3
just right click on the drive in windows and format
just change the pull down box to fat32
#4
Heavertron;4009212
Western Digital do a free download on their website. FAT32 formater for large disks. You may need to go into disk management on your computer and format the drive as NTFS for it to show up in windows explorer first though.

Thanks for that, will check their website. How do i find the disk management thing?
#5
djnaff;4009243
just right click on the drive in windows and format
just change the pull down box to fat32

It's not showing in windows. That's my problem :thumbsup:
#6
mcfallg;4009238
i had to do this yesterday m8, took me for ages found a nifty wee program, cant find it just now give me 2 mins. worked an absolute treat

Thank you, would be most appreciated :thumbsup:
1 Like #7
try windows disk manager then
right click my computer - manage - disk manager

delete the volume then add a fat32 one
#8
djnaff;4009384
try windows disk manager then
right click my computer - manage - disk manager

delete the volume then add a fat32 one

Ok, tried that and it 'appears' to format it, but the dive still doesn't show up under 'my computer'?
#9
just found it m8, type "fat32formatter" into google, first link. its the dogs ******** really simple to use hope this works
1 Like #10
change usb port
#11
mcfallg;4009454
just found it m8, type "fat32formatter" into google, first link. its the dogs ******** really simple to use hope this works

K, downloaded that and it comes up on there as 'not allocated' and tells me to initialise. which i click and nothing appears to happen!?
#12
littlesheepy
K, downloaded that and it comes up on there as 'not allocated' and tells me to initialise. which i click and nothing appears to happen!?


you need to click something on the right hand side, a box or a square or something and then the convert button should become available
1 Like #13
it is really quick, may have done it. open my computer and right click the drive and see if it now says fat32??
#14
dontasciime;4009499
change usb port

Still nothing :(
#15
mcfallg;4009543
it is really quick, may have done it. open my computer and right click the drive and see if it now says fat32??

How much do i love you!? Thank you so much. Now sorted :thumbsup:
Rep will be left for all help, thanks :)

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