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Windows 7: usb disk formatting problem

09 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
usb disk formatting problem

I have a seagate 300mb external usb disk drive that was perviously connected to my old pc (windows xp). Due to a disk problem I had to format it for use with an apple macbook. I now no longer need it for the apple and want to use it with my new windows 7 machine. After connecting the disk, its recognised but I cant access it at all. I want to reformat it, but I dont have the option, in computer manager it doesnt even show up, yet it is in devices & printers. Im new to windows 7, so can anyone help me out ?

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09 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

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09 Feb 2010   #3

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

the problem is the disk doesnt appear . in the list despite appearing in devices
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09 Feb 2010   #4
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Go to Disk Management (start > right click on Computer > Manage), then right click on the disk and assign a drive letter - or make a quick format with drive letter assignment. Make sure you choose NTFS.
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10 Feb 2010   #5

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

the disk doesn't appear in the list of drives in disk management, but it does appear in the list of devices (if I unplug it, it then disappears from the list)

so I cant select it to format it.
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