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Windows 7: Can't Format my External Drive.

31 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
Can't Format my External Drive.

I was trying to install an external drive to my router D-Link DIR 655 and gave up on that.after connecting my Ex-hard drive to my laptop with Windows 7 64 I could not get it to format after some time I moved the exDrive to my wife's laptop and was able to do the format but when I went back to the Windows 7 laptop I could not format the exDrive again. I checked the Disk Manager and Drivers E: and F: was there but I still could not Format these two Drives. Comparing the new ExDrives E: & F: with my C: drive I noticed the word RAW behind the E: & F: drives is this correct and if not how do I correct my problem to use my exHard drive.[ATTACH]Can't Format my External Drive.-extharddrive.png[/ATTACH]

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31 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit

RAW is incorrect FYI. i take it u cant right click and delete partition (both) start again an reformat? in disk management
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31 Mar 2011   #3

windows 7 Home premium 64 bit

I got my problem corrected, and must say it was easy, I first deleted the Drive letters for the two external partictions and the next then I did was to remove the external hard drive disconnect the usb cable and restart the laptop. I then went back to disk management and assigned the two partitions new drive letters the same letters as before and it came up, I did install the External Drive before I assiged the Drive letters
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