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 104 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHi, anyone can help me to get the data in my external hard disk without formatting? Forum SolvedFiles are Missing from Newly created external HDD from Laptop Hard disk Forum Solvedinstall system to new computer from external hard disk Forum SolvedExternal hard drive is not being recognized in the disk management. Forum SolvedBest External Hard Disk Forum Solvedhow to use laptop internal hard disk as an external hard disk Forum Solvedtoshiba external hard disk drive Forum SolvedNO icon for imation apollo external hard disk in mac Forum SolvedExternal hard disk not performing as it should Forum Solvedi have a lacie grand external hard drive that is not recognized ANYWHERE on my computer, under "my computer" or "disk manageme Forum SolvedExternal Hard Disk not initialized, Data Recovery needed Forum SolvedExternal Hard drive not showing up in 'My Computer', and 'Disk Management' Forum Solvedexternal hard disk Forum Solvedhow can i recover my data for my external hard disk. it can be access but only shown file0000.chk Forum SolvedExternal hard disk not accessible Forum SolvedExternal Hard disk won't load. Forum SolvedMy seagate 1tb external hard drive is showing up in device manager, but not under disk management or my computer Forum SolvedUse Disk Image Previously saved On External Hard Drive Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive not detected in Disk Management or Device Manager Forum SolvedDoes rpm affect the speed of an USB 3.0 external hard disk? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !