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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Sir my external hard disk is not opning dairectly and i a have to copy some data Forum How to recover files from external hard disk Forum Free data recovery on external hard disk Forum Seagate external hard disk not detected Forum recover formatted data from external hard disk Forum External hard disk unplugged while formatting Forum Portable External Hard Disk Drive Forum Seagate external hard disk not detected Forum Accidentally turned External Hard Drive to Recovery Disk Forum Data recovery from damaged external hard disk Forum Data recovery from damaged external hard disk Forum Unable to open maxtor external hard disk Forum Data recovery from damaged external hard disk Forum Toshiba 750GB External Hard disk showing only 32GB now. Forum What to do if the external hard disk is not working Forum EXTERNAL HARD DISK MISSING Forum What is cyclic redundancy check check on my external hard disk Forum Managing external hard disk drive Forum How to recover data from external hard disk which is corrupted Forum How to mirror laptop hard disk with partitions to usb 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 !