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Old 12-01-2008, 06:50 PM   #11
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does it show up in disk management (Control Panel\Administrative Tools\computer management) ?
Ya it shows up but when i try to create a new partition it says "The operation cannot be completed because the disk is not initalized."

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Old 12-01-2008, 07:12 PM   #12
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I know if you format to NTFS a mac shouldn't be able to use it.
Mac OS should be able to read but not write to that format.

What type of files are you trying to import? What are the extensions?
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:01 PM   #13
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Well Vista (how sad is that) won't let me format to Fat32 for some reason or another.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:09 PM   #14
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Just for craps and giggles, is the drive still working on the Mac? It's almost starting to sound like a hard drive issue.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:23 PM   #15
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ya it still works on the mac i just plugged in and everything worked fine.
But when i tried to make a new partition through Disk Management it shows me everything about my drive File system, size, brand everything but it will not show up in my computer.
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try getting some sort of third party partition manager / format tool, eg: easeus
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:38 AM   #17
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Thank you guys for all of your help iv'e figured it out and have it back up and running. the only reason i needed help is because i am downgrading to XP today and i needed it to move my files over to my new OS. Thanks again. =-)
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Thank you guys for all of your help iv'e figured it out and have it back up and running. the only reason i needed help is because i am downgrading to XP today and i needed it to move my files over to my new OS. Thanks again. =-)
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