Reformat usb hard drive

  andy625 20:09 10 Mar 06
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I have a freecom usb hard drive that was formatted in a file system thats not compatable with windows. It was done by using it with a linksys network storage link.

When I connect the drive to my pc direct, it recognises that there is a device connected ie it in the device manager and is "working preperly" however it does not show up as a drive in "my computer".

How can I reformat the usb drive so that it performs as another drive, like it should?

  Big Elf 20:18 10 Mar 06

Is it visible in Control Panel, Aministrative Tools, Computer management, Disk Management? If so you should be able to right click and select format.

  andy625 17:26 11 Mar 06

Thanks Mr Big Elf. I never knew that you could do that! I've just reformatted the drive and we are now all working again. Thanks very much.

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