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Windows 7: External drive not working after format

29 Nov 2012   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64

I'm not sure. Everything I read just says to format one of the partitions as FAT32 and it should work (which you obviously did). Maybe there's something wrong with the drive, the xbox, the connection/cable, or the drive is just too big. Try another hard drive or another cable. Maybe bring yours to a friends house and try it on their xbox. I also notice that the drive you have supports USB 3.0. Check to make sure the cable you have supports USB 2.0 (because I think that's all Xbox supports).

1 Get an external hard drive with a USB 2.0 connection. You need this connection to connect the drive to the console. Most recently manufactured hard drives should have this type of USB adapter included.

2 Format the hard drive to read FAT32 files. Using a Windows PC, create an FAT32 partition on the drive and format the volume. You'll need a program like Partition Magic to do this.

3 Load all the content you want from your PC onto the external drive. This should consist of photo files, MP3s and any other files that can be read on the Xbox hard drive.

4 Remove the external hard drive from your PC. Plug it into your Xbox 360 console through the USB port.

5 Go to the Media menu on your Xbox screen. Select "Portable Device" from the menu. All the readable files saved on the external drive should be available to read on your Xbox 360.

Read more: How to Use a Regular External Hard Drive on an Xbox 360 | How to Use a Regular External Hard Drive on an Xbox 360 |
Plug your new USB hard drive into your PC and use Partition Magic to create a FAT32 partition. The great thing about Partition Magic is that you don't have to have any serious technical knowledge. FAT32 allows your hard drive to be used by your Xbox 360.
Maybe someone with more experience with this can help you out, sorry.

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29 Nov 2012   #12

windows 7 64-bit

This is a good link, this is what I tried the first time. Do you think if I reformatted it it could work? I mean maybe something went wrong the first time, just kinda weird how it worked on the BlueRay player. Thank you for your help!
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29 Nov 2012   #13

Windows 7 Pro x64

Worth a shot. Try it!
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01 Dec 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0, no?

Yah, those steps bulletng gave you are what I found, as well; can't get much more straightforward than that. Hope we hear good things from you.

Silly question, does the X-Box support a partitioned drive?

Read around a bit, and maybe these links would be a good read for you. 1..., 2..., and 3...
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