I need to reformat wd my passport essential 750 GB external disk drive Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Fat32 Disk Drive Storage Last response: June 18, 2011 1:58 AM in Storage Share bburtjr April 20, 2011 2:14:13 AM Hello, I went to WD and got their WD FAT32 Reformatter, but when I run it it tells me it doesn't work with the drive. According to WD support, it should. Does anyone know what I can do at this point? More about : reformat passport essential 750 external disk drive | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove gracefully Storage Expert April 20, 2011 7:42:48 AM Just format it with the built-in Windows formatting utility, assuming you're using Windows. | Report abuse bburtjr April 20, 2011 3:21:01 PM gracefully said:Just format it with the built-in Windows formatting utility, assuming you're using Windows. Were it that I could. For some reason, my Windows XP computer thinks this thing is a C D!!! Seems as though WD installs some sort of firmware that makes it emulate a USB connected CD. This is a 750GB WD My Passport Essential. It now says it is a CD of 641MB AND I have NO DATA readable. I can't figure out how to get around this firmware to make it look like my other USB drives (I also use for external backup and storage). More Help!!! | Report abuse bburtjr April 20, 2011 4:18:01 PM bburtjr said:Hello, I went to WD and got their WD FAT32 Reformatter, but when I run it it tells me it doesn't work with the drive. According to WD support, it should. Does anyone know what I can do at this point? I went to the WD Community and posted there, too. A very nice person named "Joe" told me to go to: http://www.partition-tool.com/ which I did. BINGO!!!! Problem Solved with just a little effort. I tried to see if I could mark this as "Solved" but I couldn't find a way. | Report abuse gracefully Storage Expert April 25, 2011 10:23:06 AM You "solve" a problem by selecting the best answer. But since it seems like my answer didn't help you, it's cool even if you don't select a best answer. | Report abuse landi4sjis June 18, 2011 1:58:27 AM That's cool you got the problem sovled. When disk got reformatted, even the external hard drive, do not write new file to the drive and you could use some free tool to get files from unformat it. A friend told me get a free copy of data recovery tool here http://www.icare-recovery.com/giveaway/free-file-restor... | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>I need to reformat wd my passport essential 750 GB external disk drive> Related ressources: ForumWD Passport Essential Recovery ForumHow to remove files from wd passport essential ForumWD 5ooGB Passport Essential on Mac Forum[ASK] WD My Book Essential Hard Disk Swap ForumConnecting My Passport Essential to Xbox ForumWD passport Essential Sudden Death ForumHow to reformat WD my Passport as a "dumb" drive ForumCannot access or format External Hard Drive ( WD My Book Essential ) ForumWd my passport essential data recovery ForumSeagate Goflex Pro 500 gb vs WD My Passport Elite 750gb ForumWD My Passport Essential 500 GB drive not working ForumWD My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB3.0 Questions ForumHow do I move from HDD to SSD ForumFailing raid controller need help replacing it without data going away ForumRecovering data from broken hard drive Forum[Solved] How to format lg External HDD HXD2 250GB Forum> It says: Drive cant be written on Please remove write protection and there is ForumHow to crack the password on my passport hard drive Forum[Solved] Iomega external drive not being recognised Forum[Solved] External HDD speeds More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !