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Old 02-23-2006, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need a FAT32 partition, but when i right-click on a partition that I chose to format, and choose 'Format', the only option is to format it to NTFS.

Could you please tell me how I can make a FAT32 partition?

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use fdisk at the command prompt
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use this: http://www.troyedwards.com/downloads...sks/boot98.exe


boot from it, choose f disk, choose the size you want
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use this: http://www.troyedwards.com/downloads...sks/boot98.exe


boot from it, choose f disk, choose the size you want
i dont know why you would have to boot to a boot disk. you're partitioning space thats being unused. i mean you can partition space on the fly with disk managment, right?
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Sure, heres the long way:

Open Command Prompt.
Type:
diskpart

At the DISKPART prompt, type:
list disk

Make note of the disk number of the disk on which you want to create a primary or extended partition.

At the DISKPART prompt, type:
select disk n

Select the disk n where you want to create the primary or extended partition.

At the DISKPART prompt, type one of the following:
create partition primary [size=n] [offset=n] [ID=byte | GUID] [noerr]

or

create partition extended [size=n] [offset=n] [noerr]

or

create partition logical [size=n] [offset=n] [noerr]

or with disk mgmt but you need unallocated space first

Using the Windows interface

Open Computer Management (Local).
In the console tree, click Disk Management.
Where?

Computer Management (Local)
Storage
Disk Management

Right-click an unallocated region of a basic disk, and then click New Partition, or right-click free space in an extended partition, and then click New Logical Drive.
In the New Partition Wizard, click Next, click Primary partition, Extended partition, or Logical drive, and then follow the instructions on your screen.
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http://ffdisk.webaps.de/fdisk121.zip

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I did it with Partition Magic, although I needed to create an extended partition first, and then convert it to primary.
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