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Windows 7: How to set in console in 'format' command parameter /A: more than 8Kb?

14 Apr 2013   #1
userwin

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
How to set in console in 'format' command parameter /A: more than 8Kb?

Hi,
/A:8192 is the last that works. If I try /A:16384 it failed with error: "bad parameter /A:16384"
The whole command is:
format e: /fs:FAT32 /a:8192


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15 Apr 2013   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

According to the help (format /?), 16000 is the number, not 16384 (regardless the real cluster size afterwards will probably be 16384 bytes).
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15 Apr 2013   #3
userwin

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I tried /A:16000 and /A:32000 the same error: "Wrong parameter"
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15 Apr 2013   #4
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Are you running the cmd as administrator?
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15 Apr 2013   #5
userwin

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benjy206 View Post
Are you running the cmd as administrator?
Yes.

You want to say that you tried what suggest and it works?
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15 Apr 2013   #6
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Could you not just use disk management? Save all the hassle of trying it through command prompt?
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15 Apr 2013   #7
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Type format /? at the command prompt and you will see the proper syntax is /a:16K. I have tried this and it works.
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