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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

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a b $ Windows 7
November 29, 2012 11:06:54 PM

You can't just right-click and format the drive in Windows explorer?
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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
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a b $ Windows 7
November 29, 2012 11:18:59 PM

Can you see it in the disk management console?
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November 29, 2012 11:22:08 PM

No I cannot
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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.
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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?
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a b $ Windows 7
November 29, 2012 11:28:46 PM

It should now show up in explorer.
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November 29, 2012 11:30:08 PM

Nope, when I go to My computer it is still not there
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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.
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November 29, 2012 11:33:03 PM

Uhh it just says what I named it then primary partition, theres no drive letter
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a b $ Windows 7
November 29, 2012 11:34:58 PM

Can you right-click and manually assign a drive letter?
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November 29, 2012 11:38:05 PM

Yes, which one should I assign it to?
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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
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November 29, 2012 11:41:42 PM

Ahh I fixed it Thank you!!!
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November 29, 2012 11:41:49 PM

Best answer selected by gavner.
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