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By Borg7of9 ·
I just installed a Win2000 server for testing purposes. I have 2 hard disks the second one with 2 partitions. The first drive is in NTFS, when I try to format the next drive, I wanted to do it in FAT32, it goes through the whole process, and upon completion says, "Cannot format drive" I tried a few times to no avail, so I tried formating it in NTFS and it worked no problem?? I have one partition left, and I would like to do it in Fat or fat32 just to store some backup files, this way, I can getat them easy with a dos disk, in case my WIn2000 ever dies. This is just a test system so security etc... is of no concern and I want NTFS and FAT also so I can test different scenarios!

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by dmiles In reply to Formatting hard disk prob ...

You will ntop be able to format the drive with FAT32,because you have used the NTFS format
You will need to start over and format the drives using fat32 and then convert the othe partitions to NTFS

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by Gigelul In reply to Formatting hard disk prob ...

Try this:
If your second drive don't have important data, delete partitions. Reboot computer and access BIOS. Change boot sequence to A, C? Before that you must prepare a boot diskette for DOS (support fat16) or Win98/95 (support fat16 and fat32). Also copy on this diskette fdisk and format. Boot your computer with this diskette. Launch fdisk, chose second drive, make the partitions (write down the letters assigned to these new partitions). Launch format for these news partitions. After that change again boot sequences to C, D?and reboot computer.

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