External Hard Drive: How to return to original state? Tags: Formatting Problem USB Storage Bootdisk External Hard Drive Hard Drives Last response: November 18, 2013 9:11 AM in Storage Share Noob89 November 17, 2013 6:27:50 PM My external HD is shown under Hard Disk Drives in Computer. I want to move it to Devices with Removable Storage like it used to be so it can be recognized as a USB device. Any ideas? The goal is to use Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool so I can put the OS iso on it. More about : external hard drive return original state NGTX November 18, 2013 9:11:16 AM i have the same problem. although i could have found a way arround what you are trying to do, i decided to use a USB pendrive. If you dont have one you can use a SD card or any flash storage. If you dont have access to that i recommend using a different method to load the iso onto the Hard disk. it might see abit difficult at first, but if you follow the instructions on this video, you will see it can all be done through the command prompt. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVrqLslltZ0 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Should I return my other external hard drive? Forum Solid state external hard drive, any advice? Forum Can i boot up from original hard drive which is now an external hard drive Forum Does converting external hard drive to NTFS affect the original computer Forum Hard drive with original Windows 8 died. how to do a fresh install on new hard drive? Forum SolvedHow to recover files from external hard drive that was first used on a mac, but now I have a PC Forum SolvedHow to return a bootable HD into its original situation? Forum SolvedExternal Hard drive reads in Mac and not windows it was originally formatted in windows Forum SolvedHow to remove grouping on external hard drive Forum How do I wipe data from an original hard drive to make it a secondary drive? Forum How to change external drive letter back to original windows 7 Forum Solvedhow to reset password on toshiba external hard drive Forum SolvedHow to remove virus fro USB External Hard Drive Forum Solvedhow to fix my WD Passport external hard drive after falling down Forum SolvedHow do I transfer things to external hard drive? Is it just drag and drop or will it copy everything when it turns on? Forum SolvedHow do you get a Toshiba external hard drive to pop up once usb cord is plugged in so that i can access my files? Forum SolvedDoes Anyone Know How to Attach My Toshiba Canvio External Hard Drive Directly to a SATA port? Forum SolvedHow do I open an external hard drive that is hooked to my laptop - Windows 8.1 Forum Solvedhow do i download a movie off my mac to an external hard drive Forum SolvedBeeping Noise After External Hard Drive Dropped How To Recover Data Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !