Re-Formating Ext. USB2.0 HD ?

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jtbest

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How do I format my USB external hard drive?

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John

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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!
 

JohnWill

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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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