External Hard Drive Fail.
I just recently bought a "Working" external hard drive from some guy off of eBay. (To those of you who are about to say thats where I went wrong, please, spare me, I already got chewed out by a friend about that).
When I got it, I opened it up and hooked it up. I went to my computer, only to look at my screen in disbelief. The thing wasn't in "My Computer". I immediately was like, "Ok, partitioning problem, and downloaded Partition Magic. I opened it up, and it wouldn't show in Partition Magic either. At this moment, I'm really thinking, "Ok, now wtf.." I opened MMC.exe, and added the Disk management snap thing, and saw it in my list there.
It said that the Partition was CPT Protective, I did a little research to realize that I needed to Low Level-format it. So I did that, and then tried to repartition it, and it kept failing everytime I'd go to format and repartition it'd mess up. So I went ahead and tried the low-level format again, and it kept taking FOREVER. I mean like, 8 hours later, it wasn't done. I had to close it about 2-3 times, and I tried it on another computer even and it didn't work.
This morning, I attempted hooking it up again, and I was gonna try to repartition it again. This time, I opened it up, and "My Computer" doesn't recognize it. Partition Magic said that there was a bad Partition table, MMC.exe doesn't recognize it. And only the Low-level format software I was using recognizes it anymore.
Can anyone please tell me what I need to do to get this piece of junk working? Thanks in advance for any advice.