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Subject: Re[2]: unable to format hard drive?
From: rockboxmailinglist_at_gmx.net
Date: 2004-02-26


>> As much as I know Windows 2000 is unable to format drives exceeding a
>> certain capacity with FAT32. I had a similar problem with an imagetank
>> that has a 20 GB hard disk built-in - I couldn't format it using my
>> laptop with Windows 2000 on it. So I tried it again with the imagetank
>> connected to my desktop computer running Windows XP - there it worked.
A> Sure? That might be true for WIN98, but WIN XP canīt format FAT32 on drive larger
A> than around 30GB too.

I only tried Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Windows 2000 gave me no
chance to format the drive with Fat32 (but it took up a lot of time
before it told me so ;-) ). I also had some problems with Windows XP
but finally it worked (but that may also be due to the fact that the
imagetank should have partitioned and formatted the drive itself - as
much as I remember at one time I formatted the drive with NTFS and
then let the imagetank do the rest).

Carsten

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