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Flash Drive 8GB Problem

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January 2, 2013 8:30:15 PM

Hello everybody

I have a flash drive 8 GB.
I want to format it using FAT but I have an error message (The volume is very big)
Is there a solution for that problem?
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January 3, 2013 2:30:29 AM

I'm assuming you mean FAT32. What OS are you using (Win XP, Win 7, Win 8, etc.)? Were you formatting from a command prompt? If yes, what did you type in the command line?
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January 3, 2013 2:17:29 PM

Thanks for reply
I don't mean FAT32 I meant FAT
I'm using Win 7

I tried to format using command prompt using this line
format j:/fs:fat
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January 3, 2013 2:51:46 PM

Just out of curiosity why does the flash drive need to be formatted as FAT instead of FAT32? This may help me find an answer for you. There is a partition limit of 2GB when formatting with FAT which is why you are getting the "volume is too big" error message.
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January 4, 2013 3:00:28 PM

I have a tutorial to put Hiren's Boot on USB Drive ..
The first step in this tutorial is to format the USB Drive to FAT
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