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External Hard Drive Help!!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by djkltt12, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. djkltt12

    djkltt12 Member

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    I bought a Western Digital 1 TB external hard drive. The default is Fat32 and I was trying to change it to NTFS. In the process of doing so I right clicked the drive in the computer management window and accidentally clicked "Delete Volume" and the drive disappeared. How do I get my computer to recognize the device again? I am using Windows Vista Home Premium OS
    ~~~~~Kate~~~~~
    (I tried unplugging it and re-plugging it back in, it did not help.)
     
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    twinkel Regular member

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    Deleting the volume should only mean the drive will disappear in my computer. If you go to disk management, the drive should appear but without a partition, so make a new NTFS one using it.
     
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    THANK-YOU Soooooooooooooo much sammorris!!!!!!!!!!! What you said worked. Thanks again!
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    Haha, you're welcome. Any more queries, post back.
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