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Windows 7: Disk Management - Need Help, Please

14 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Disk Management - Need Help, Please

I'm trying to change my external hard drive from 'NTFS' to 'FAT32'.

I was following a guide on WikiHow, and the guide told me to delete the external hard drive's partition, and then recreate the partition for my external hard drive.

I deleted my external hard drive's partition, and I'm trying to recreate the partition, but I cannot find out how to do so. When I deleted my external hard drive's partition, it disappeared, so there's I cannot easily recreate a partition. Can someone help me, please?

Thanks

Additional Information
  • My external hard drive is a 'My Passport Essential'; it holds 500GB of space.
  • My external hard drive was listed as a 'G' drive on my computer.
  • I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit


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14 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Have a looky over here pal

data-partition
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14 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Does the drive show up in Disk management if you unplug it and then plug it back in?
If it does can you post a screen shot of your disc management.
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14 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
Does the drive show up in Disk management if you unplug it and then plug it back in?
If it does can you post a screen shot of your disc management.
No, it does not I'll watch the video posted in this thread, and I'll let you guys know if it works or not
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14 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Alright, I just watched the tutorial, and it did not help, unfortunately. The tutorial based its usefulness upon the notion that the drive was still visible and had unallocated space; this is not my case.

I deleted the partition for my external hard drive, and once I did this the drive, partition, etc. for the external hard drive disappeared. I can see the external hard drive on my computer, but it does not have an assigned drive or a partition.

This is where I need help - I want to make the external hard drive appear in 'Disk Management', but I need some help
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14 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

What options are available if you right click on it in My Computer?
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14 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

In order to locate my external hard drive, I must go to 'Devices and Printers'. Once I have found my external hard drive, I can choose to edit the properties of the device functions, as seen in the picture below. I have tried to populate the external hard drive, but every time I do, it reverts back to having no allocated or unallocated space.

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14 Oct 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

Go to Disk Management there you might find unallocated space Right Click on it and assign a Drive Letter. Then you might have an option to create Partition. Go ahead and try creating a Partition. See ig that fixes it. Check this article as a reference Troubleshooting Disk Management

Hope this helps,
Captain
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14 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Alright, I got it working finally: I did a hard boot, plugged the bugger in, and it appeared as unallocated space. Sometimes I just want to kill Windows... I need a Mac :P

Thanks everyone for your help! Cookies for all!


*Runs off into the sunset*
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14 Oct 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Titan X View Post
Alright, I got it working finally: I did a hard boot, plugged the bugger in, and it appeared as unallocated space. Sometimes I just want to kill Windows... I need a Mac :P

*Runs off into the sunset*
Glad you got it working .... Be careful it's a Windows community
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