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Thread: Tried to reformat external HDD, incomplete format in Windows

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    Exclamation Tried to reformat external HDD, incomplete format in Windows

    And now I can't mount this drive into openSUSE and Windows Vista will not recognize it. Is there a way to format this drive? I would like to do it in NTFS.

    openSUSE 11 won't recognize it either. I don't know what to do!

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    Default Re: Tried to reformat external HDD, incomplete format in Win

    hmm, incomplete format. i reckon your best bet would be to use the manufacturer's software to sort that out

    Andy
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    Default Re: Tried to reformat external HDD, incomplete format in Win

    Thanks. I forgot it came with a CD. I'll boot into Windows and use the CD to try to fix it. I'll probably post with the result.

    Btw, is there any way to mark a thread as "SOLVED" here?

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    Default Re: Tried to reformat external HDD, incomplete format in Win

    if it is solved i could put that in the title for you. Any Moderator or Admin can do this

    Andy
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    Default Re: Tried to reformat external HDD, incomplete format in Win

    So I just edit the title and put [SOLVED] at the beginning?

    It would be better if "Mark thread as solved" was an option under "Thread Tools" like at the ubuntu forums, but I don't own this site.

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    Default Re: Tried to reformat external HDD, incomplete format in Win

    Quote Originally Posted by redrazor39 View Post
    So I just edit the title and put [SOLVED] at the beginning?

    It would be better if "Mark thread as solved" was an option under "Thread Tools" like at the ubuntu forums, but I don't own this site.
    you can't edit it, it doesn't exist because of problems coming with nntp (except with 10 minutes)
    "If it ain't broke, find something wrong with it"

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    Default Re: Tried to reformat external HDD, incomplete format in Win

    Oh, I see. Thanks for making that clear to me.

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    Default Re: Tried to reformat external HDD, incomplete format in Win

    Ok, I put in the CD and nothing happened.

    I did this (incomplete format) to my hard drive before and somehow Windows XP, but nothing else, recognized it.

    I know that when I plug it in it is the G drive in Windows Vista, so does anyone know of a command prompt command to format a drive?

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    Default Re: Tried to reformat external HDD, incomplete format in Win

    yay! I plugged it in and it was recognized! I did a quick format. I think the USB plug is loose and that might have come out during format last time.

    Thanks for the help

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