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Windows 7: External Hard disk Iomega 2 Tb recognized by pc but can't be formatted

07 Aug 2013   #51
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I was reluctant to pass on a "dead as dodo" verdict on the hard drive since all indications - upto a certain stage - pointed that it was OK.

That said, it is still a mystery why it didn't straightaway work when you changed it into a new enclosure.

You really did a tireless job of trying with whatever you can and that succeeded. Kudos.


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08 Aug 2013   #52
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Haha, you are truly awesome. Great news.

Adding a note about suggesting EASEUS to the next guy with similar issues.
It's one of my favorites (the pro version anyway), but I didn't know it was so much better than the rest.

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That said, it is still a mystery why it didn't straightaway work when you changed it into a new enclosure.
Agreed, I can understand not working in My Computer window, but afaik all drive partitioning programs should have been able to see the drive just fine and wipe the mess.
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08 Aug 2013   #53
gabriel70

windows 7
 
 

YEAH GUYS
Teoretically all of the programs i have been using should have been able to.

However it didn't happen unfortunately.

Not only that but there were also those 2 different brands enclosures which didn't work while things got a bit better with an IDE ADAPTER.

A bit better because i still had lot of work to do, but at least everything works just fine now.
Again, thanks to all of the awesome members who gave me such a big help and assistence.
I'm truly grateful!

Cheers everyone
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08 Aug 2013   #54
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

That sets me thinking whether it would have been better anyway had you hooked it up as a second drive on a PC. It is a pity that you didn't have access to one.

Anyway, I can see how happy you are and all is well that ended well.
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