• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 2182
  • Last Modified:

How do I format a 64GB flash drive to FAT32?

I bought a 64GB Bolt Patriot USB Flash Drive for my car Stereo (Pioneer DEH-P4200UB).  But, it won't play it. I tried formatting it to exFAT with NO success.  Is there any way I can format it to FAT32 and have the car unit recognize it.  I have Vista 32 SP2.  My wife has XP 32 SP3.
1 Solution
In Windows, if you right click on the flash drive, there should be a option to "format" it. Select format and select FAT32 option and go ahead with the format. You can "quick format" the flash drive or you can do a regular format.
well i think your stereo doesn't recognize usb storage larger than 30GB this is the standard below 30GB.
try smaller storage.
niarb_innelAuthor Commented:
Hi Jeremy,

I've done this with NO success.


I'm moving from denial into acceptance.  
Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Office 2010

This course will introduce you to the interfaces and features of Microsoft Office 2010 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. You will learn about the features that are shared between all products in the Office suite, as well as the new features that are product specific.

niarb_innelAuthor Commented:

I found a Utility that formants a 64 GB USB in FAT32.  http://hp-usb-disk-storage-format-tool.software.informer.com/  
Question PAQ'd and stored in the solution database.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

The 14th Annual Expert Award Winners

The results are in! Meet the top members of our 2017 Expert Awards. Congratulations to all who qualified!

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now