Was just looking for a quick way of formatting an external hard drive to use with my PS3. PS3 recognises only FAT32 drives, but if you are using Windows XP and try to format a drive larger than 32GB in FAT32 you will find it almost impossible. The only options you get are "NTFS"and that's about it. There is however an alternative formatter (C source code available) that can be found here . Works a treat! Just open a command-shell and type: fat32format <drive letter>: ... and you are done!