the drive is going to remain as FAT32 unless you format it as NTFS. FAT32 is the type of file allocation table that is on that disk.
What OS are you running? because only win2000 and XP can handle NTFS.
If you are running anything below you can only format as FAT32.
But having the HDD as FAT32 should not be a major problem. Is there a reason why you dont want it as FAT?
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