Solved Hard Drive Problems Tags: Windows 7 Hard Drives External Hard Drive Last response: November 29, 2012 11:41 PM in Windows 7 Share gavner November 29, 2012 10:52:23 PM Hey Guys so I just recently made my external hard drive into a bootable windows 7 disk. Im trying to get it back to use as a normal external HDD but I cant find how, hoping you guys could help Thanks, Gavner More about : hard drive problems SchizTech a b $ Windows 7 November 29, 2012 11:06:54 PM You can't just right-click and format the drive in Windows explorer? m 0 l gavner November 29, 2012 11:15:24 PM It doesn't detect it on my computer but when I use CMD and do LIST DISK it shows up m 0 l Related resources trying to build a computer with an old hard drive but having problems - Forum How to check Hard Drive health and for problems!!! - Forum Hard drive problems - Forum Hard drive problems - Forum Hard Drive Problems? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer SchizTech a b $ Windows 7 November 29, 2012 11:18:59 PM Can you see it in the disk management console? m 0 l gavner November 29, 2012 11:22:08 PM No I cannot m 0 l SchizTech a b $ Windows 7 November 29, 2012 11:23:21 PM Have you tried DISKPART from the command line? In there select the disk and issue the "format quick" command. m 0 l gavner November 29, 2012 11:26:25 PM Ok i found it in Disk management console and i formatted it, where should I go from there? m 0 l SchizTech a b $ Windows 7 November 29, 2012 11:28:46 PM It should now show up in explorer. m 0 l gavner November 29, 2012 11:30:08 PM Nope, when I go to My computer it is still not there m 0 l SchizTech a b $ Windows 7 November 29, 2012 11:30:59 PM What does it say in the disk management console? After formatting it should have been assigned a drive letter. m 0 l gavner November 29, 2012 11:33:03 PM Uhh it just says what I named it then primary partition, theres no drive letter m 0 l SchizTech a b $ Windows 7 November 29, 2012 11:34:58 PM Can you right-click and manually assign a drive letter? m 0 l gavner November 29, 2012 11:38:05 PM Yes, which one should I assign it to? m 0 l Best solution SchizTech a b $ Windows 7 November 29, 2012 11:40:03 PM It doesn't particularly matter; for simplicity you might just as well go with the lowest above C Share gavner November 29, 2012 11:41:42 PM Ahh I fixed it Thank you!!! m 0 l gavner November 29, 2012 11:41:49 PM Best answer selected by gavner. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHard drive problems Forum SolvedHard drive problems Forum SolvedProblems initializing a new hard drive Forum SolvedGetting Problems with Secondary Hard Drive Forum SolvedTouchpad problems after replacing hard drive and installing OS Forum SolvedHard drive recognition problems Forum SolvedHard drive problems ,please help! Forum SolvedHard drive problems Forum SolvedHard drive problems Forum SolvedI formatted C drive and installed win 7 due to some problems and now i lost most of my hard disk partitions Forum SolvedHard disk drive problems after Nvidia updates! Forum SolvedHelp with hard drive problems Forum SolvedNew Graphics card causing Hard drive Problems? Forum SolvedToshiba Satellite 655 HDD Warning Win7 detecting Hard Drive Problems Forum SolvedHard drive problems Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !