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formatting an external HD to FAT 32

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by calico, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. calico

    calico Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any ideas? It is currently NTFS and I need it to be FAT 32 so I can get it to work on my PS3 but my PC won't give me an option to change the format during reformat.
  2. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    i read you have to do it from a boot disk of i believe it was windows 98 could be wrong though
  3. CowboyJeff

    CowboyJeff New Member

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    You may have to remove the exernal (i'm assuming it's USB) hard drive from it's casing and connect it to a regular IDE port. As the kid o5 said, you should then be able to use a Windows 98 boot disk and have it formatted in FAT32.
  4. BadKarma

    BadKarma Active Member

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  5. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    any luck so far calico? i was thinkin about buying the ps3 20 gig and then just upgrading the hdd like your doing. keep us posted, please?
  6. calico

    calico Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info all, I will check out that partition thing and then remove it from the casing and try it on an IDE.

    Kid 05, I picked up a 120 gig harddrive for my PS3 but am just waiting to install it once I get all my game saves off of it. I might just give up and switch out and start over on Call of Duty and Fight Night.

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