Problem formatting external hard drive
Posted 16 April 2006 - 11:29 AM
Posted 16 April 2006 - 11:40 AM
Also, try a "Quick format", this will still format the hard drive but wont take as long.
Posted 16 April 2006 - 11:57 AM
Posted 16 April 2006 - 12:03 PM
I would recommend formating the drive outside of windows using your windows disk.
Yes, I'm doing the formatting in Windows.
Read this: (If the quick format works, then there is no need for this)
Posted 17 April 2006 - 10:12 AM
Posted 17 April 2006 - 11:44 AM
Well if you just want to format the drive, you dont have to load windows on it. Instead when the computer restarts make sure it boots from your first hard drive and then you can delete all the temp installtion files, you should also be able to format from windows now.
And yes if you do wish to install windows on the extrenal then it will run as if it was an iternal HD. But if you move the external from computer to computer the windows will be unstable this is because of the drivers that where loaded when you installed windows on your computer.
I would not recommend installing windows on a external hard drive.
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