Create an account EXPLORE Community DashboardRandom ArticleAbout UsCategoriesRecent Changes HELP US Write an ArticleRequest a New ArticleAnswer a RequestMore Ideas... Steve says: 7 years ago Dont waste your time with these solutions, try this: http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?fat32f… I did it and it formated my 200GB external in 1.9 seconds, and it works perfectly It's like SwissKnife is a program that performs a whole metric ass-ton of functions. All is well 🙂 hakan says: 7 years ago Dos says: hard drive is too big (Which is really dumb since it tells me after waiting for an hour) Swissknife keeps http://ksresource.net/hard-drive/help-can-t-format-a-raw-hdd.html
but every time I try to erase it, it says "file system formatter failed", and the disk isn't recognised by OSX (although it does appear in Disk Utility).what can I do? And yes, before you start ragging…..of course I updated and tried this on the lastest version. Under the current partition details, the partition is floppy and the size is 0 and the delete button is gray….HELP!!!! Right click on "Removable Disk Drive" and click on "Properties" from the menu.Step 4Click on the "Policies" tab and choose "Optimize for Performance" from the options.
fiona says: 8 years ago Ok the FAT32 format in DOS didn't complete. Took just a few seconds and my 320gb HD was formatted to Fat32 Gian says: 7 years ago hey thanks! Things I tried are: Partition Magic: only formats 199GB EASEUS Partition Master: 499GB Swissknife: Did nothing at all 🙁 And finally thanks to Paul, this tokiwa things debugged version worked like Unable To Format Hard Disk I've tried this program and it was able to convert my 1TB hard drive to FAT32 without any issues.
There may be a conflict between the hard drive and another device (on the same IDE cable). Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top raphoenix Posts: 14920 This post has been reported. when i... This program works GREAT!
Otherwise, you are going to spend a long time trying to format your external hard drive. How To Format Raw External Hard Drive If you are willing download this free partition utility > burn to Cd > change your boot order > then boot your system and look at your drive. It has been a while since I have done this so I cant remember the exact command but you can google it. http://www.verbatim.com/downloads/format.cfm Simon says: 8 years ago Dave, I've downloaded the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool from this website: http://h50178.www5.hp.com/local_drivers/17550/SP2… Hope it helps.
Here is a list: Seagate DiscWizard Western Digital FAT32 Formatting Tool Format External Hard Drive in FAT32 using DOS Open a command window by going to Start, then Run and typing https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4287552?start=0&tstart=0 So next time you want to format a hard drive in FAT32 and Windows only gives you an option for NTFS, make sure to follow one of the methods mentioned above. Unable To Format External Hard Drive Raw Easy way to format to FAT32. Windows Was Unable To Complete The Format External Hard Drive Mani says: 7 years ago SwissKnife is one of the best freeware to date.
Mark says: 8 years ago I'd just like to point out to people who are considering formatting a large hard drive as FAT32 that the FAT32 file system does not support Check This Out Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top feinui Posts: 99 This post has been reported. @WHS @Germ-X. i intend to connect via usb this hitachi hdd to my ps3 as the latter has only 40gb in it. Ask ! External Hard Drive Raw Format Fix
Comparing the new ExDrives E: & F: with my C: drive I noticed the word RAW behind the E: & F: drives is this correct and if not how do I When DU has finished partitioning, another entry should appear indented a little below the device - with the name you gave your partition. Try a LIST VOLUME followed by a SELECT VOLUME (the right one from the list). http://ksresource.net/hard-drive/how-do-i-format-my-hd-that-has-my-old-os-on-it.html says: 7 years ago Tried using the DOS option to format a 500GB Western Digital Elements Portable.
good guide. Cannot Format Hard Drive Windows 7 Swissknive and fat32formatter didn't work. Got some sort of message about not having the authority to run such a process. (What the???
but ur tutorial was helpful!!!!!!!!!! Thanks. It did take me all night to do it but it was well worth the wait. Hard Drive Will Not Format Select Manage from the right-click menu.
Like many of my prdecessors, I got the message: The volume is too big for FAT32 ! http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Partition-Master-… harold says: 7 years ago Hi, download fat32format. DOS don't work! have a peek here Than You xxx Nicodimus says: 8 years ago John, as far as I know, it's a limitation of the FAT32 filing system.
This is located in the left frame, listed underneath Storage. Click the drive selection box in the top-right of the window and select the external drive from the list. 4 Format the drive.