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Format bad partition

Last response: in Storage
October 7, 2009 2:57:07 AM

windows xp will not 'see' a bad external partition. I wish to just re-format same.

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a b G Storage
October 7, 2009 1:25:12 PM

Welcome to the forums!

Take the disk out of the enclosure, hook it up to a computer and partition and format it. Buy a new enclosure. Newegg and other stores sell them.

October 9, 2009 7:40:35 AM

Boot the computer [with the "bad" hard drive connected to it ] from a Linux Live CD like Parted Magic. It is free and you can download it from

See if you can format the external hard disk this way....If you can problem solved if not follow Evongugg's post....

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