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Old 08-05-2006, 01:14 AM   #1
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I have an external that needs to be formatted NTFS, it's USB, word.
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Old 08-05-2006, 01:20 AM   #2
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go to start/control panel/right click on the usb external drive, and click on format.
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Default Re: Formatting an external

Why would it be in the cp?

If you mean 'My Computer' It doesn't show up there
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sorry,,,yes, i meant "my computer"....when i turn on my external usb drive it shows up there.
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Default Re: Formatting an external

That's because yours is formatted, mine isn't
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Old 08-05-2006, 01:36 AM   #6
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I haven't tried this on an external drive before but I assume it would work... When I need to format a hard drive, I use a program called Partition Logic, it's free and it does a good job. You need to burn it to an ISO image on a CD though and then just boot from the CD and it will come up with a GUI. It's pretty simple to use and I like it. You can get it at http://partitionlogic.org.uk/index.html
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here,,,found some instructions for you...scroll down to the part where it says "installing the hard drive in windows xp" (if that's what you are using).... http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/usb_hard-drive.html
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Default Re: Formatting an external

I got it figured out. Even though it wasn't showing up in My Computer, of course because it isn't formatted.

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Go into "Administrative tools" and then "Computer management" and choose "Disk Management".

Find the USB drive, right click on it and say "Format".
I just had to delete the partition that got mucked up
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Right click my Computer, select Manage and then Disk management. It should be there. Format it from there.
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Right click my Computer, select Manage and then Disk management. It should be there. Format it from there.
Did you not see the post RIGHT above yours?
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