I have a Western Digital 80 GB FireWire Hard Drive that is
formatted as FAT32 by the installation software provided
with the hard drive. I want to use it to work with large
video files, so I would like to format it under NTFS in
order to overcome the FAT32 maximum file size limit.
When I try to format it under NTFS with W2K (both from "My
Computer" or using the Disk Management Utility, in both
cases as administrator) I get the following message after a
apparently successful (long) time during which the formatting
procedure has reached its end:
"Windows was unable to complete the format".
The disk appears to be still formatted as FAT32 after the
unsuccessful NTFS operation.
How should I proceed to accomplish the NTFS formatting?