Formatting LaCie HDD to exFAT

  chodemeister 01:11 20 Oct 11
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Hi, I am trying to format my LaCie 1TB HDD to exFAT as I want to use it with my new TV which won't recognise NTFS. When I try to format it to exFAT it tells me "windows was unable to complete the format". I have tried using disk management but not got any further. What could be the problem?

  gengiscant 08:53 20 Oct 11

This might help but I am really not sure.

Partition Magic

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:20 20 Oct 11

You can only do it if using Vista or W7

It can be done from a command prompt

format x: /fs

(where x is the letter of the drive you wish to format)

  chodemeister 12:51 20 Oct 11

I am using XP, so that could be the problem then. Thanks for your help!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:02 20 Oct 11

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=19364

ms update for exfat support for XP not sure if it will let you format a drive though.

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