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Windows 7: Formatted External HD as exFat - Windows does not read drive...

17 Dec 2012   #11
darkhorse108

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thank you very much for helping me get this problem sorted - much appreciated!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
At this point after seeing your external hard drive in Disk Management, I recommend that you do the following.

Download the HDD LLF Low Level Format Tool ver 4.25 ( Windows executable - needs no installation) HDDGURU: HDD LLF Low Level Format Tool

Click (double click) on it and run. Choose your external hard drive and low level format it. ( This may take quite sometime but you can see the progress in the bar)

When done your ext. hard drive would have been initialised to the factory condition and you will be starting with a clean slate.

Now partition/format it to exFat with Disk Management. Assign drive letters when done if necessary.

Keep us posted.



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17 Dec 2012   #12
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Glad to be of help.

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