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Windows 7: External HDD not detected

26 Aug 2011   #1
redfira234

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
External HDD not detected

Hi
i recently had a hard drive failure which meant i was unable to use my laptop so i decide to use my external HDD (work on windows) as a backup drive until i bought a new HDD so i install Linux Ubuntu 11.04 on it (work fine) then when i fixed my laptop i wanted to remove linux and use my external HDD again as a storage device so i poped the linux cd in and deleted the partition so i thought i could use it again but its undetectable on my windows OS. it does not appear in my computer(when you double click the icon) but appears in my device manager.
Pls help me and thx in advance


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26 Aug 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello redfira234, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have you tried giving the external a drive letter in Windows disk management?

Type diskmgmt.msc into the Windows 7 start menu search box and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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26 Aug 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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26 Aug 2011   #4
redfira234

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
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i tried giving my drive a letter but it gives me the decision of either formatting it to NTFS or exfat or to not forrmat tell me if you need a screenshot of this

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26 Aug 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

How mayy partitions were originally on that HDD before you adde tha Linux OS?
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26 Aug 2011   #6
redfira234

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

that same amount remove the hardrive
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26 Aug 2011   #7
theog

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26 Aug 2011   #8
redfira234

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

hey i tried creating a new simple volume but only had the options of exfat and NTFS so i formatted it to NTFS cause i am planning to put ISO there and now its detectable are there any disadvantages? like will it support windows XP or only windows 7? thx for the help
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