How to format the external hard drive?


ImageFerguson satellite receivers and Ferguson DVD players supports external hard drives with one primary FAT32 partition. To prepare such partition larger than 32GB in Windows XP you need to:

  • select proper drive
  • start formating process

  • use tools specially designed for editing partitions:
    • Parted Magic (free software that run from CD or USB with graphical user interface).
    • PartitionMagic (commercial software).

Remember: to create partitions up to 32GB just use the tools available in Windows. Tools built into Windows has a limit to 32GB for FAT32 partitions.