How can I format a drive for FAT32?

Windows XP will allow you to format a drive to a maximum of 32Gb. You would need to use a Windows 98 boot disk if you required a larger FAT32 volume.

The following Microsoft Knowledgebase articles provide an explination.

  • Limitations of FAT32 File System
  • Description of the FAT32 File System in Windows XP
  • How to Create a Windows 98 Startup Disk that Supports FAT32

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