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When it launches, I see a window that states "Please Select the Drive". I decided to restart my PC and then the terrible thing happen. This was the first thing that even acknowledged the drive was more than 32GB. LOL endymion says: 7 years ago Tutorial not entirely right. useful reference

PLEASE PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME HERE. The link points to the CNET page, which still has the older free version you can download. Suddenly, absolutely unexpectedly I have found out a site and could make it, reformat my external hard drive to FAT32. All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/problems-formatting-my-wd-200gb.12557/

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Aug 6, 2011 9:36 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by Grafikco, Grafikco Aug 14, 2011 5:48 PM in response to HJATKINS Level 1 (0 points) Aug 14, There is some OnTrack software on the drive which kicks in at boot and that is probably why I have been able to use it fully. I formatted a new hard drive that is suppose to be 250 gb, but all I can see is 31.4 gb. I opened Disk utility and was unable to repair my Macintosh HD.After that, I followed the instructions that Disk Utility gave me and attempted to erase and reformat my Macintosh HD

  1. Here is an upload of the disk:http://imgur.com/eYCO40ZThanks,Nader Boogieman_WDApr 15, 2016, 1:47 PM Hi Nader.Having in mind this is the OS drive things might be a bit different.
  2. So if you have lots of small files you are wasting disk space.
  3. Save downloading more programs Mathias says: 7 years ago Hello, If anyone like me had trouble useing the SwissKnife program on a 1 TB or more HDD, and not being able

Still, i'm kind of puzzled: is this vista or samsung i should blame? I want to use it like external HDD drive, because I have a new PS3 HDD 320GB Seagate. Couldn't find much about the Drive on the net, as it's relatively new, but I strongly advise anyone who owns one of these little frackers to never ever switch off the Wd Quick Formatter My ps3 has recognized it and I have been able to back up my data without a problem.

Therefore capacity cannot be recovered. Cannot Format External Hard Drive i'm afraid your software didn't work with my hdd. So if you think you've got a BIOS 137 GB problem on a scratch install of Windows 2000, it's quite possible that's not the real problem.

Dr. Is this the reason why i can't wipe my HDD?

Please try to run this program on another platform" -which I did, as well as on others of the four drives… No progress. Hard Drive Showing Wrong Capacity Had to power off, power on. slidingbanditJun 21, 2013, 7:30 AM jossrik said: If you want to check what windows is seeing to see if you've got a HDD fault, you can goto the spot in windows Also great job with the on going support on this page, that is just amazing and rare to see, Thanks guys n Girls!

Tony_c on June 30, 2008 8:56 am

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It can also resize partitions. http://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=8575 Supported OS: 32-bit versions of Windows XP/Vista/2003 All you have to do is to run it and click "Restore Capacity". Wd External Drive Format Failed I almost lost hope on how to format my hard drive, but then as i read comments on how to format external hard drives, specially ur comments, it really help me How To Fix Wd Passport External Hard Drive laysin says: 8 years ago many thanks for your information.

Lou says: 8 years ago Could I lose my data if I reformat an external hardrive to Fat32 containing pictures, music and movies? see here Discussion topics include SSD, SATA drives, USB drives, external hard drives, RAID arrays, backup, IDE drives, network attached storage (NAS), thumbdrives, Western Digital, Kingston, LaCie, and SanDisk.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General Can’t do it? SySaAzm

SySaAzm on March 18, 2008 9:01 am HDDGURU is my HERO! Windows Was Unable To Complete The Format External Hard Drive

I would like to know how this has happened and why. and then with the rest of the unallocated space, create yet another partition Thanks a bunch, that worked perfectly. Hook the drive up to your computer, then find it in My Computer and right click it then go to Format, then NTFS and select (quick format). this page User says: 7 years ago Here's an easy way to format a large drive in Windows XP: codingassistance.blogspot.com/2009/06/format-large-hdd-as-fat32.html Richard FDisk says: 7 years ago Quote: "Unfortunately, Windows XP and Windows Server

HD's out there. Wd Drive Utilities Dmitry

Dmitry Postrigan on August 2, 2007 2:37 pm Hi, just looking around your site and tried this program one of my drives says …'locked with ATA password" what is Why did WD say 320 on the hard drive when in reality it's only 298gb.

It all started …….

After a full day of trying 20 (exaggeration) different approaches - this worked!!! Helen says: 8 years ago very useful information, thanks a lot Andy Cooper says: 8 years ago Thanks that seems to work. Unfortunately, this tool won't work in this case. Wd Smartware It's been going for like three hours now and have reaced 1% I do have an old KR7A-RAID as mobo, however I got the "larger than 137GB support" for both the

W/R/T the comments early in your article about Windows 2000 not supporting drives larger than 137 GB, I'd like to issue a warning. One decimal gigabyte contains 1 000 000 000 bytes (1000 x 1000 x 1000), whereas one binary gigabyte contains 1 073 741 824 bytes (1024 x 1024 x 1024) — that's Any ideas ……I would love to know what was causing the size to change. http://wphomeguide.com/hard-drive/my-western-digital-200gb-sata-hard-drive-keeps-disappearing.php Joe says: 7 years ago It is February 8, 2010.

Please try again now or at a later time. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. This should resolve the issue. My computer shows those devices or not )Check the size of your hard disk on the second half of the windows , if it shows full 2TB then ur hard disk

Unfortunatelly, the drive does not show up in windoez at all, not even in device manager, and neither does it show up in your tool, even though it shows up fine Scan your system for any malware or other undesirable software. newbee101 says: 8 years ago question for all… will formatting to fat32 cause me to lose my current data on my external hard drive? C:UsersGerry>format /FS:FAT32 F: Access Denied as you do not have sufficient privileges.

Thankyou soooooooooo much.

Craig on March 5, 2008 1:55 pm How can I install 80GB HDD to old PC which BIOS accept max. 8GB HDD?

Thomas on March 11, i been facing this problem for long time and always borrow a Win ME to do the format of FAT32. i first did the format a while ago so i could fit bigger files on the harddrive all at once. anyways, keep up the good work!!!!

Squeezin on October 14, 2007 5:43 pm Sorry, but RAID controllers are not going to be supported in the near future (long story).

I've been using it, but am heading into a large editing job, and while I could just go buy a big drive I hate wasting the left over part. to the first or to the second one?what will happen to my data? I downloaded paragon's software, it was like 100MB to download, took forever to install and it wouldn't even format the external drive. Thank you so much for freely distributing this siftware.

we suck, here! Now my PS3 is able to recognize it. I have read all the comments here and tried all the 4-5 different utilities which were suggested by different people here but nothing worked. Cheers Simon T says: 8 years ago I had the same problem with a 1TB Seagate that would only go to 429GB.

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