I have a problem with my toshiba external hard disk 500gb Tags: Hard Drives Toshiba Format Storage Last response: October 2, 2012 4:08 PM in Storage Share anupam_09 October 2, 2012 3:10:32 PM My Toshiba Hard disk when connected shows a message that says Format is needed. I am not able to format the portable hard disk. Please help me out. More about : problem toshiba external hard disk 500gb | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove alvine October 2, 2012 3:15:17 PM why are you not able to format it? | Report abuse anupam_09 October 2, 2012 3:23:09 PM First of all a message comes out as to format the disk...Then when I try to format..again a message comes as "Windows is unable to format"...If u r familiar with this type of error please help... | Report abuse mouse24 October 2, 2012 4:08:57 PM Are you logged in as admin? You might be able to see it in disk management that might help to know whats going on with the drive. Control panel > admin tools > computer management > side bar, open storage > disk management. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>I have a problem with my toshiba external hard disk 500gb> Related ressources: ForumI have a problem with my toshiba external hard disk 500gb ForumToshiba 500gb external hard disk CYCLE REDUNDENCY PROBLEM ForumWd 500gb external hard drive wrong power supply ForumSeagate free agent external hard disk 500gb ForumI/o device error on my 500Gb external hard disk (Freeagent) ForumI/o device error on my 500Gb external hard disk (Freeagent) ForumSeagate 500gb external hard disk not showing data! ForumWD 500gb Hard disk Problem ForumToshiba 750GB External Hard disk showing only 32GB now. ForumProblem with LG 500GB external hard disk ForumHOW TO MAKE PASSWORD TOSHIBA EXTERNAL HARD DISC 500GB ForumToshiba external hard disk is detected but shows empty and asks to format i have ForumMy computer is not reading my western digital 500gb external hard drive Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumMy ms pro duo had virus. after the kaspersky disinfection program, the files wer ForumMy Hard Drive is not being picked up by Windows at installation, yet t ForumDo Hard Drives Age when Not in Use? ForumWD external won't work as an internal ForumHard drive info ForumI took out my hard drive from my lap top. I want to get the info off of it and p More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !