My external hard disk is shown on the computer, but a specific partition on it i

My ATA external hard disk shows up on my computer, but some partitions on it aren't working. Says I need to format them before I could use them. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!
King!!
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  1. format them through the windows management system then O_o
  2. dudewitbow said:
    format them through the windows management system then O_o


    So how do I do that please?
    King!!
  3. If you do a format you will lose whatever info is in those partitions. Just right-click on the partition and select "Format" from the menu. You probably should run a full disk scan on the drive using a low level utility, the drive vendor probably has one you can download and install.
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