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Having trouble with Swissknife

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I purchased Swissknife and was able to format a 160GB drive in FAT32 but when I attempt to to do the same for my 1TB Seagate SATA it fails even though CompuApps say that it is possible to format FAT32 up to 2TB. Any suggestions?
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OK...I' tried to format the 1TB at 950GB, 500GB and even 160GB just to see what happened. Each time Windows 7 wanted to reformat it at NTFS or exFAT and would not recognize it otherwise. I want to do this because I have a Digital video player with USB connection connected to my TV and that device only recognizes FAT32 formatted external drives. It accepts my 8GB Flash drive and a 160GB Seagate SATA in an eternal USB enclosure both formatted in FAT32. I will get onto Swissknife and report back.
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Noxcho. Im curious. Did your 1TB Drive get recognized by windows 7?  I read that windows 7 has more limitations on FAT32 drives within its OS.
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Have a look on this screen shot. It was formatted bu Paragon in Windows 7 32bit Enterprise Edition.
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Good to know. Thanks for that side comment. Didnt mean to hijack this onto a tangent.
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No problem.
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I downloaded Maxtor MaxBlaster and it worked perfectly. So why did I pay money for SwissKnife to achieve something easily performed by a free and better piece of software...a mystery but oddly enough I think it might be my gormless gullibility. Live and learn.

thanks to you guys for your suggestion.
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