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    Hardrive wont format

    Hi guys i am part way through formatting my wii and i have got to the HDD setup part. I have a lacie 1TB external HDD partitioned off into 2 465GB partitions and i cant seem to get it to format into WBFS in WBFS manager as it keeps giving me an error. can anyone help?

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    Do you realize that you don't have to use WBFS Partitions? you can partition it to FAT32 and have the games as .wbfs that way you can see whats on your drive and drag and drop between HDD's

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    format it to fat32 first then to wbfs

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    Ok thanks. the program only finds drives D and C tho yet my external hardrive is in F. Can anyone help how to format it to FAT32?

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    I attached a FAT32 Formatter Above

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    Quote Originally Posted by renke_uk View Post
    I attached a FAT32 Formatter Above
    I know but it only finds drives C: and D: yet my external HDD is in F:

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    control panel/admin tools/computer management/left side select disk management

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cile View Post
    control panel/admin tools/computer management/left side select disk management
    even when i do that it wont let me format it to FAT32. The only option is NTFS. Can anyone provide me with a simple way in which my lacie 1TB HDD that has 2 465GB partitions can be formatted to FAT32? Thanks

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    Format both partitions to NTFS and get windows to assign them Drive letters and see if they appear in windows? if not have you selected unhide empty disk drives option?

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    Ok, just format your HDD to NTFS with only one partition: control panel>admin tools>computer management>disk management.

    Do not assign a drive letter when windows prompts you to.

    Next, go into my computer and check the auto assigned drive letter.

    Next go to WBFS Manager and check the drop down for your specific drive letter.

    Select that letter and hit format... post your results here.

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