WRTSL54GS: FAT formatted drive seen as NTFS by XP

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by whileuwereout, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. whileuwereout

    whileuwereout LI Guru Member


    I need help. Just purchase the WRTSL54GS to serve a USB drive to my network. Had Linksys pre-Cisco. Always happy. So it's possible that I am missing something.

    Got the Drive (WD Mybook500) formatted and shared. The OS (XP pro SP2) sees the drive no problemo. But in the properties it shows up as an NTFS formatted drive. When i go to copy files to the drive it says there is not enough space on the drive (even when i am only copying about 10mb of stuff). There is plenty of space...

    I think cause XP sees it as NTFS this may be causing my quandry. How do get XP to see the drive as FAT? or is there something i am overlooking????

    Thanks in advance

    Keith Droz:thumbup:
  2. Slimey

    Slimey Network Guru Member

    have you tried running chkdsk x: /f /x on the drive?
  3. whileuwereout

    whileuwereout LI Guru Member

    Windows cannot check a disk attached through a network
  4. whileuwereout

    whileuwereout LI Guru Member

    Does anyone have any other ideas? HEELLLLLLP!
  5. martin_b

    martin_b LI Guru Member

    Many network harddisk for some reason seem to work only with FAT32. It's a long-shot, but try formatting the disk to FAT32 and see if it makes any difference, and then go from there.
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