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Subject: Formatting partitions >32MB on Windows XP

Formatting partitions >32MB on Windows XP

From: Clive Freeman <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 09:46:20 +0100

> I need to format the new 80gb drive that I have just installed in my
> Archos JBR V1. From reading various web articles and experimenting, it
> has become clear that Windows XP does not format drives bigger than
> 32GB in the FAT32 filesystem needed for the Archos.

Try using h2format - it's freeware, and does a good job:

It runs at the command prompt - "h2format X:" where X is the drive
letter that the disk to be formatted is mounted on.

Received on 2006-06-26

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