I have a GM SATA 160GB External Hard Drive that is USB compatible.During a recent file transfer, a suspected Virus infection caused all folders to executable files which even could not be viewed. Failing in several attempts to recover any of the affected files, I resorted to various formatting procedures including Low-level formatting. RAW file format resulted and now I need an NTFS file format to be able to use the drive!
when you plug the drive up to the computer, it should show up in the "My Computer" list of drives. When you right click on that drive, it should give you an option that will allow you to FORMAT the drive. Once the format windows opens, choose the type you want.
or, click on Start-->Run
Then in the text box, type "cmd"
once there, type in the following line with the correct drive directory.
BE CAREFUL THAT YOU DO NOT FORMAT ANOTHER DRIVE!!!!!!