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 gracefully a b G Storage April 20, 2011 7:42:48 AM Just format it with the built-in Windows formatting utility, assuming you're using Windows. 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!!! Related resources WD Passport Essential Recovery - Forum How to remove files from wd passport essential - Forum WD 5ooGB Passport Essential on Mac - Forum [ASK] WD My Book Essential Hard Disk Swap - Forum Connecting My Passport Essential to Xbox - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 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. gracefully a b G Storage 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. 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources WD passport Essential Sudden Death Forum How to reformat WD my Passport as a "dumb" drive Forum Cannot access or format External Hard Drive ( WD My Book Essential ) Forum Wd my passport essential data recovery Forum Seagate Goflex Pro 500 gb vs WD My Passport Elite 750gb Forum WD My Passport Essential 500 GB drive not working Forum WD My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB3.0 Questions Forum How do I move from HDD to SSD Forum Failing raid controller need help replacing it without data going away Forum Recovering 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 Forum How to crack the password on my passport hard drive Forum [Solved] Iomega external drive not being recognised Forum [Solved] External HDD speeds Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !