My 160 gb wd external drive is showing in my disk management but icann Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Disk Management External Drive Storage Last response: October 27, 2010 11:47 AM in Storage Share dickyly October 27, 2010 7:34:33 AM Hello, My 160 gb wd external drive is showing in my disk management but icannot initialized. I already upgrtade the driver, and is up to date. its not showing in my desktop and other laptop also. Help. More about : 160 external drive showing disk management icann sminlal a c 415 G Storage October 27, 2010 7:38:38 AM Does it show up in the lower part of the pane but not the upper part? If so, you need to right-click on it, create a volume and format it. dickyly October 27, 2010 8:29:09 AM It shows up in the lower part, it is labeled as Disk 1 (unknown). When i right click on it shows only>> initialize>> Offline>> Properties. Thats it, no format or Volume option. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Hawkeye22 a c 344 G Storage October 27, 2010 11:47:11 AM You need to initialize it and it will allow you to partition and format it. Use the option for a basic volume, not a dynamic volume when initializing. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumPLEASE HELP Hard Drive not showing in Disk Management ForumMy WD 2TB external hdd shows up in the disk management but cannot be initilized ForumWd 500 gb external hard drive wrong power supply ForumExternal hard drive showing as "offline" in disk management ForumSimple Tech 160 GB Hard Drive not Recognized ForumExternal hard drive not showing correct gig capacity ForumToshiba 750 GB External Hard disk showing only 32 GB now. Forum160gb simpleteck external hard drive not recognized ForumWD External Drive to Internal Forum160gb western digital external hard drive fell and i cannot access it ForumHard drive wont show up in disk management ForumInitialising WD160GB Issues ForumHow to make xp recognize 160gb hard disk drive Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumRetaining drive letters with esata ForumHp core i5 laptop drive partition ForumRAID 10 Drive Failure, questions ForumSSD Raid 0 or Single Drive ForumFlash disk space recovery ForumHard drive capacity wrong More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !