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Windows 7: reFormatted External HD Help

15 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
reFormatted External HD Help

Recently, I attempted to copy a tv show recording I had from my Dish DVR to an external HD, which I would then use to transfer to my computer. I saved all of the files onto my HD.
It then had me reformat the drive. Unfortunately, I discovered that I couldnít copy the show.
Now, when I plug the external HD back into my computer (in the original USB port), Windows 7 recognizes it (Under Control PanelŗView Devices and printers). It sees that it is a USB storage device.
However, itís not seen under Computer, whereas it previously showed up under ComputerŗHard Disks.
Is there any way I could get it to show up in Computer, else mount it so that I actually can reformat it?
Any help would be really appreciated.
In case you were wondering, itís a Simpletech 500 GB Hard Drive, named SimpleDrive SaveAll.
Thanks in advance!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jul 2010   #2

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

Have you gone to Disk Management? You'll want to create a new partition and format it from there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Have you gone to Disk Management? You'll want to create a new partition and format it from there.
How would I do that?

EDIT: Thanks, profdlp! Deleted all other partitions and created a single new one. Worked like a charm.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Jul 2010   #4

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

Glad to hear you got it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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