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05/18/2005 08:29 AM

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  How to format and partition my 1394 or USB Personal Storage device in Windows?
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  How do I format and partition my 1394 or USB Personal Storage device in Windows?
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  The 1394 and USB drives are pre-formatted in FAT 32. To format and re-partition the 1394 or USB Personal Storage in Windows XP or 2000 use Disk Management. To format and re-partition in Windows 98 SE or ME you should use FDISK.

How to format and re-partition the drive in Windows 2000 and XP

Note: This procedure is data destructive. Backup the data before performing this procedure.

1. Right-click on the My Computer icon and select Manage. This will open up Computer Managment

2. Click on "Storage", and "Disk Management".

3. Right-click on the Drive Letter assigned to the Personal Storage device.

4. Select "Delete Partition..." and "Yes"

5. Right-click on the "Unallocated" space.

6. Select "New Partition".

7. In the "New Partition Wizard", click Next. Select the type of partition you want and follow all on-screen instructions.

How to format and re-partition the drive in Windows 98 SE and ME

Note: If you are running either Windows 98 SE or ME edition, it is recommended that you obtain an updated version of the FDISK and FORMAT utilities included with Windows. The update allows the FDISK and FORMAT utilities to report the correct disk capacity on the screen. Update information is available on Microsoft's support web site at:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q263/0/44.ASP
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q263/0/45.ASP

1. Click on "Start", "Programs", "Accessories", and "MS-DOS"

2. You will need to run FDISK from the DOS prompt.

3. For information on how to format using FDISK please refer to:

Microsoft's Knowledge Base Article Q255867 Or,

FDISK Simulation by Computer Hope at
http://www.computerhope.com/sfdisk1.htm
 
 
 
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