External hard disk Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Storage Last response: December 8, 2010 7:57 PM in Storage Share marcus81 December 7, 2010 12:03:36 PM Hello, my laptop can detech my external hard disk but i cannot reformat it More about : external hard disk John_VanKirk a b D Laptop a c 101 G Storage December 8, 2010 7:57:53 PM Hi there, Tell us a little more about your computer, OS, external HDD, how it is connected (eSATA, USB) and where you notice it is detected by your computer, by the BIOS, or OS. Go to Disk Management, and in the lower graphic area, you should see the HDD listed if it is being detected by the OS. IF so, right click on it, and click format. That should get you going. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSir my external hard disk is not opning dairectly and i a have to copy some data ForumHow to recover files from external hard disk ForumFree data recovery on external hard disk ForumSeagate external hard disk not detected Forumrecover formatted data from external hard disk ForumExternal hard disk unplugged while formatting ForumPortable External Hard Disk Drive ForumSeagate external hard disk not detected ForumAccidentally turned External Hard Drive to Recovery Disk ForumData recovery from damaged external hard disk ForumData recovery from damaged external hard disk ForumUnable to open maxtor external hard disk ForumData recovery from damaged external hard disk ForumToshiba 750GB External Hard disk showing only 32GB now. ForumWhat to do if the external hard disk is not working ForumEXTERNAL HARD DISK MISSING ForumWhat is cyclic redundancy check check on my external hard disk ForumManaging external hard disk drive ForumHow to recover data from external hard disk which is corrupted ForumHow to mirror laptop hard disk with partitions to usb external hard disk More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !