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Windows 7: Can't access my hardrive

01 Dec 2009   #21
Olice

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

It stays connected but it'll either be stuck at 0% or say that the parameter is incorrect.


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01 Dec 2009   #22
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can you format it through disk management?
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01 Dec 2009   #23
Olice

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Nope, when I tried it, it said Windows cannot complete the format.
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01 Dec 2009   #24
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

The drive is a dud - is it Seagate by any chance? Can you try another external drive.
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01 Dec 2009   #25
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I know it sounds odd, but, shutdown your PC with the USB drive still plugged in. Wait for everything to spin down and unplug the drive, boot up your PC again, wait for Windows to load up fully and then plug in the drive. Run through the diskpart commands again (from the top).
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01 Dec 2009   #26
Olice

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Frostmourne: No, it's a LaCie. Currently, I don't have another drive.

rscr85: Still the same result, either it's stuck at 0% or gives me the parameter error.
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01 Dec 2009   #27
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

You can try removing the drive and stick it in your pc, but I think its broken.
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01 Dec 2009   #28
Olice

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thanks everyone! I sort of fixed it, I couldn't seem to format it to ntsf so I changed it to fat32 format for now. It seems to be working, so I was wondering if it's okay to leave it at that?
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01 Dec 2009   #29
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Using fat32 is fine unless you require otherwise. Note that fat32 cannot hold a file over the size of 4GB and security is reduced.

Please tell me you where trying NTFS & not NTSF?!?!

Anyway, so the drive is accessible in Explorer, everything is recognized, able to read/write?

It's still odd (& bugging me) that it won't accept NTFS as a vaild parameter.......
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01 Dec 2009   #30
Olice

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Oh right, typo, I meant NTFS. And yes, the drive is accessible and everything is recognized. So far, reading/writing is okay too.

Also, in what ways are the security reduced?
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