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External Problems

Postby Enigma » Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:55 pm

I recently bought a Seagate 1TB External Hardrive.But my Laptop WON'T read it.Is there anyway to fix this

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Re: External Problems

Postby Kariudo » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:31 pm

have you formatted the external yet?

I think externals are usually formatted as fat32 (out of the factory) but there's a disk size limit on FAT32 partitions. Try going to disk manager (if you're using Windows, right-click my computer->manage->disk management) and see if it comes up there (and if it does, try formatting as NTFS)
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Re: External Problems

Postby Enigma » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:01 pm

Kariudo wrote:have you formatted the external yet?

I think externals are usually formatted as fat32 (out of the factory) but there's a disk size limit on FAT32 partitions. Try going to disk manager (if you're using Windows, right-click my computer->manage->disk management) and see if it comes up there (and if it does, try formatting as NTFS)
I see no "Disk Management" :cry:

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Re: External Problems

Postby Chez » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:20 pm

Does your labtop have USB2.0?
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Re: External Problems

Postby Kariudo » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:22 pm

_Sanchez_ wrote:Does your labtop have USB2.0?

shouldn't matter, as USB2.0 is backwards compatible with USB1.1

try start -> run and type in diskmgmt.msc
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Re: External Problems

Postby Enigma » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:44 pm

Kariudo wrote:try start -> run and type in diskmgmt.msc
I did as u said,But then this popped up so what now :shock:
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Re: External Problems

Postby Kariudo » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:18 pm

hmm, well I don't know any more tricks. See if it works on another computer and if it doesn't then try to return it for another external drive
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