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24-Feb-2004, 09:01 PM #1
format option greyed out from disk management
im trying to format a slave drive from fat32 to ntfs , the option to do so is greyed out in diskmanagement . If i try from my computer it tells me to quit any disk utilitys using the drive . Any suggestions?
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24-Feb-2004, 09:47 PM #2
Reboot into safe mode and try it.
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24-Feb-2004, 10:10 PM #3
Can you delete the partition?
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24-Feb-2004, 11:46 PM #4
Try from the run command- convert [drive:] /fs:ntfs
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25-Feb-2004, 06:18 AM #5
No go from safe mode , no luck from the run box and I cant delete the partition either its grayed out, as well as "make partition active .

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25-Feb-2004, 07:49 AM #6
Check in services.msc
Verify that disk management is running on automatic and running as well as some programs like speed disk from Norton aren't running.
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25-Feb-2004, 05:11 PM #7
i dont even see disk mgmt listed in services
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