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Re-Formating Ext. USB2.0 HD ?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jtbest, Sep 18, 2003.

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  1. jtbest

    jtbest Thread Starter

    Jan 19, 2003
    How do I format my USB external hard drive?



    DONE! At first I tried this and it did not work... Now it does. Windows gave the option to "force" the format because the active partition was in use and it worked this time.

    Thanks to johnwill and all who helped!
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    It depends on which O/S you run. For 2K or XP, right click on My Computer, Manage, Disk Management. You will see all the drives there, and you can manipulate partitions, and format it.

    For W98, fire up FDISK & FORMAT in a DOS window.
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