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In Microsoft Windows 2000, when you try to format a magneto-optic (MO) disk with the FAT file system, you may receive the following error message:
Windows was unable to complete the format.
This problem occurs because Windows cannot read the FAT partition table. The problem may occur when the following conditions are true:
To work around this problem, format the MO disk with the NTFS file system. Then, reformat the MO disk with the FAT file system.
This problem may occur with the following sizes of MO media:
Article ID: 889718 - Last Review: October 30, 2006 - Revision: 2.3