[Noisebridge-discuss] Mac MSDOS FAT32 XHDD drive formatting problem...

Eric W. Rasmussen ewr at majortek.com
Tue Jun 11 05:54:12 UTC 2013


Wait. I got this.

Why are you formatting in FAT32 when NTFS is the standard? If the drive 
is over 40GB the OS won't see the entire volume. Format in NTFS.


On 06/10/2013 09:21 PM, N wrote:
> I have a X USB HD formatted OS 10.5 FAT32 that I would like to format 
> as a Windows XP drive.
>
> XP will not recognize it, no driver letter appears when I connect it 
> via USB cable. It only shows up in Control Panel, Device Manager and 
> there only as a USB, from which I have found no way to format it.
>
> I've tried every trick in the book but nothing works.
>
> The drive is fully functional when connected to a MacBook Pro and can 
> be formatted back and forth from MS DOS FAT 32 to OS10.5 which tells 
> me it's working.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Nick
>
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