Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

External hard drive not appearing or formatting

external hard drive

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
I have a WD external hard drive and a few days ago it stopped working. The name under This PC turned from "My Passport" to "Local Disk" and an error messaged appeared when I tried opening/formatting the disk saying windows is unable to format the disk. I tried formatting it with Partition Wizard and EaseUS, but that did not work either...I tried creating a new partition using those software applications, too, but they always take a really long time. I waited overnight for a partition to be created, but when PW said it was finished creating the partition, nothing showed up. 
Now, not even the "Local Disk" shows up under This PC or Disk Management. I don't know what to do to format the external hard drive...

  • 0





  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 27 posts

It could be a virus or there is something wrong with the hard drive.

  • 0

Similar Topics

Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: external hard drive

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP