Can I format Fat32 with XP ???

randerson165

Senior Member
I have a mp3 player and i accidentally formatted it with xp not knowing what i was doing. I need to format the drive using fat32.

My question is, can I format my mp3 player with fat32 even though i'm running ntfs ???
 

La_Pieuvre

Senior Member
Originally posted by randerson165@Jan 25 2004, 12:01 PM
I have a mp3 player and i accidentally formatted it with xp not knowing what i was doing. I need to format the drive using fat32.

My question is, can I format my mp3 player with fat32 even though i'm running ntfs ???

yeah you can do it

the easiest way is to do it from a command prompt window

use the command: format /?

follow the instructions
 

randerson165

Senior Member
Originally posted by La_Pieuvre+Jan 25 2004, 01:22 PM-->
randerson165
@Jan 25 2004, 12:01 PM
I have a mp3 player and i accidentally formatted it with xp not knowing what i was doing. I need to format the drive using fat32.

My question is, can I format my mp3 player with fat32 even though i'm running ntfs ???

yeah you can do it

the easiest way is to do it from a command prompt window

use the command: format /?

follow the instructions

but if i'm running ntfs, when i do a command prompt, won't it format it as ntfs too ?
 

La_Pieuvre

Senior Member
Originally posted by randerson165+Jan 25 2004, 06:43 PM-->
Originally posted by La_Pieuvre@Jan 25 2004, 01:22 PM
randerson165
@Jan 25 2004, 12:01 PM
I have a mp3 player and i accidentally formatted it with xp not knowing what i was doing. I need to format the drive using fat32.

My question is, can I format my mp3 player with fat32 even though i'm running ntfs ???

yeah you can do it

the easiest way is to do it from a command prompt window

use the command: format /?

follow the instructions

but if i'm running ntfs, when i do a command prompt, won't it format it as ntfs too ?

not it you tell it which file system you want.

for example if your c: drive is NTFS and your mp3 player shows up as drive e:

open a command prompt (type "cmd" at the run)
and type this:

format e: /FS:NTFS

it'll only format the external drive e: as NTFS
 

phunky.buddha

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Run:

format /?

from the command line and it should give you all the options.

Here, this is direct cut and paste from my command line window just now:

/FS:filesystem Specifies the type of the file system (FAT, FAT32, or NTFS).

Your command line would be: format e: /FS:FAT32

Simple.
 

illmatik

Senior Member
why would you want FAT32? NTFS is so much better, unless your MP3 Player doesnt work with NTFS. Follow what they say, open command prompt format c: /fs:fat32
or whatever drive letter its under.
 
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