Accessing Maxtor External Hard Drive. GOVIND April 6, 2010 4:49 AM I have a 1000Gb[1 TB]external hard drive .i wamt to format it for 10 partitions.....plz. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - I have had no luck with any of these options. says: 8 years ago I tried this with a 200 GB HD on Windows XP Pro x64… C:Documents and Settingsmark>format /FS:FAT32 f: The type of the file system is RAW. check over here
Is all of this reasonable? I tried the Swissknife but it didn't work. Mark says: 8 years ago I'd just like to point out to people who are considering formatting a large hard drive as FAT32 that the FAT32 file system does not support
A Word on Disk Partitioning Utilities As you've seen, the process we used above to adjust the existing partitions on the hard disk involve deleting the entire contents of the disk, THANK YOU Ben Wintle (#50). Than You xxx Nicodimus says: 8 years ago John, as far as I know, it's a limitation of the FAT32 filing system. Press OK and after a period of time you'll have a formatted, ready-to-use disk.
What exactly is the fix? Maxtor Onetouch Ii And how to rectifiy it. If you have an older computer, this definitely could be the problem.... This helped me to format an external 2.5" drive in an enclosure, which I plan to connect to my PS3 as a media drive.
I have a dell inspiron 9100 with windows XP pro. The disk is not empty. Just want to share how I did, to save some people time. Enjoy!
I know I use it sometimes, but it's obviously not used by a lot of others.People and hard drives are like bandwagon fans and sports! Ask a new question You will notice almost immediately that your user information is saved to RAM except for trophies. Maxtor 160gb External Hard Drive At this point it my memory gets a little fuzzy, but I think you (right?) click on the partition and select FAT32. Maxtor Onetouch 4 Mini Fat32Formatter is definitely the software you are looking for.
PLEASE PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME HERE. check my blog I cant believe I still don't know that after being computer-literate for 12 years." Thanks. I pulled the drive and put it in an external USB drive enclosure. says: 7 years ago Tried using the DOS option to format a 500GB Western Digital Elements Portable. Maxtor Hard Drive
jolted says: 8 years ago FINALLY FOUND WHAT WORKS!!!!!!!! Why was this cool and easy program so damn difficult to find? That's it. this content Another option is to start from a Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) Startup disk and use the Format tool included on the disk.For additional information about how
I really mean it. What an absurd problem with SwissKnife. Thank You Again. 😉 Gabriel Kipp says: 7 years ago By the way, the volume label is the name of your hard drive.
I was having a nightmare as my external HD was formatted to NTFS and i was believing my luck was out. My problem was in the USB Hub plus a quirk of my Dell software.First, connect the HD to a different computer, preferably a desktop, and see if it can be read All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices CNET Reviews Best Products Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Networking Desktops Drones Headphones Laptops Phones Printers Software Smart Home Tablets TVs If you can get it to work, FAT32 is the format your mp3 music players can read.
There's a difference.Do your research before you say something isn't true!Doc Q314463 Why do you want to use FAT32 anyways. If you want the large disk as a slave, then that should be easy. I only converted a 40g drive to fat32 using the swissknife; I created a PS3 folder, then the 4 subfolders PHOTO, MUSIC, VIDEO, GAME I transfered a few movies (avi) into http://casualobserver.net/hard-drive/formatting-hdd.html Easy way to format to FAT32.
If I format using the Seagate Diskwizard, the large partition is not available to the OS. Accessing Maxtor External Hard Drive. Is there anyway to get it back? I strongly recommend that you get an external USB drive and backup to that. 16-Jan-2011 izad February 27, 2011 9:09 PM if i have 500gb xternal hdisk, and i want divide
Once this is done you can open up SwissKnife and format it with no problems. It will not boot if either the external HD or the HP AIO Printer are turned on. Had a blu-ray drive failure and needed to back up my data. Felix says: 7 years ago I was trying to format my 500GB western digital external so I could do a backup for my PS3 (in the progress of swapping my tiny
and then I tried swissknife and the program crashed.