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Feb 10, 2009

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So I reformatted a different drive and copied all the media to it, which fixes the other issues, and now I'm trying to reformat the MS-DOS 640 GB drive back to osx extended journaled. When I use disk utility I select the drive, and change the volume format from MS-DOS (FAT) to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and click Erase and then it stops and says "Disk Erase failed. With the error: File system formatting failed"

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