Tip & How-To about Apple iPod touch

How do I Enable Disk Management for the iPod Touch

If you want to use Disk Management to partition and format the iPod Touch, you must enable disk use on your iPod. By default, Apple iPod products configured to work with Apple's iTunes and not as portable drives on your computer. You can use iTunes on your hard drive mode to allow your iPod, allowing the computer to deal with and recognize the iPod as a portable unit.

1. Connect your iPod to your computer using the USB cable for iPod.


2. Launch iTunes. Select your iPod from the "Devices" from the iTunes browser.


3. Click on the "Summary" tab in the main iTunes window to change the settings for your iPod.


4. Go to the bottom of the Settings window and check the "Enable Disk Use". The computer recognizes the iPod Touch as a portable disk.


5. Quit iTunes. Run the Disk Management and check the disk devices connected to ensure that your iPod is displayed as a portable unit.

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I am using a 848P-A motherboard. I have just installed a SATA hard disk and changed OnChip IDE Device>Onchip Serial ATA to "Enhanced"(intend to use the new SATA drive as a secondary drive) but the system do not seems to recognize the new drive. When I look at my computer the new drive is not shown. What could be wrong? Any help will be much appreciated. Than you. John Yap


1. Does your new SATA hard drive can be seen in BIOS or POST. if yes 2. Does this new drive shown in "my computer" it should be no or under device manager is should be yes. 3. Use disk management.
To start Disk Management:
  1. Log on as administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type compmgmt.msc, and then click OK.
  3. In the console tree, click Disk Management. The Disk Management window appears. Your disks and volumes appear in a graphical view and list view. To customize how you view your disks and volumes in the upper and lower panes of the window, point to Top or Bottom on the View menu, and then click the view that you want to use.


To create a new partition or logical drive on a basic disk:
  1. In the Disk Management window, complete one of the following procedures, and then continue to step 2:
    • To create a new partition, right-click unallocated space on the basic disk where you want to create the partition, and then click New Partition.
    • To create a new logical drive in an extended partition, right-click free space on an extended partition where you want to create the logical drive, and then click New Logical Drive.
  2. In the New Partition Wizard, click Next.
  3. Click the type of partition that you want to create (either Primary partition, Extended partition, or Logical drive), and then click Next.
  4. Specify the size of the partition in the Partition size in MB box, and then click Next.
  5. Decide whether to manually assign a drive letter, let the system automatically enumerate the drive, or do not assign a drive letter to the new partition or logical drive, and then click Next.
  6. Specify the formatting options you want to use by using one of the following procedures:
    • If you do not want to format the partition, click Do not format this partition, and then click Next.
    • If you want to format the partition, click Format this partition with the following settings, and then complete the following procedure in the Format dialog box:
      1. Type a name for the volume in the Volume label box. This is an optional step.
      2. Click the file system that you want to use in the File system box.

        You can change the disk allocation unit size, and then specify whether to perform a quick format, or enable file and folder compression on NTFS volumes.
      Click Next.

  7. Confirm that the options that selected are correct, and then click Finish.
The new partition or logical drive is created and appears in the appropriate basic disk in the Disk Management window. If you chose to format the volume in step 6, the format process now starts.

To format a partition, logical drive or basic volume:
  1. In the Disk Management window, right-click the partition or logical drive that you want to format (or reformat), and then click Format.
  2. In the Format dialog box, type a name for the volume in the Volume label box. This is an optional step.
  3. Click the file system that you want to use in the File system box. If you want, you can also change the disk allocation unit size, specify whether you want to perform a quick format, or enable file and folder compression on NTFS volumes.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click OK when you are prompted to format the volume. The format process starts.
For further Instructions click the link DISK.
Thanks, looking forward to fix your problem, just give a feedback if this helps.

Jul 01, 2011 | EliteGroup 848P-A Motherboard

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how to format a new seagate external hard drive


Hi josernld

Formatting your drive for Windows Vista
STEP 1: Open Computer Management like this:
  1. Right-click on the Computer icon.
  2. Click Manage.
If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
STEP 2: In the pane on the left, under Storage, click Disk Management.
STEP 3: Right-click the drive that you want to format-be sure it's the correct drive-then click Format
STEP 4: To format with the default settings, in the Format dialog box, click OK, and then click OK again.
Formatting your drive for Windows XP STEP 1: Open Disk Management like this:
  1. Right-click on the My Computer icon.
  2. Click Manage.
  3. In the pane on the left, under Storage, click Disk Management.
STEP 2: Right-click on the drive you want to format. Be sure it's the correct drive.
STEP 3: If you want, you can type a name for the drive in the Volume Label box. This is an optional step.
STEP 4: Click the file system that you want to use in the File System box. You can also change the disk allocation unit size, specify whether you want to perform a quick format, or enable file and folder compression on NTFS volumes.
Note: Before changing the default allocation unit size please refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 314878.
STEP 5: Click OK. When you're prompted to format the drive, click OK again.
Formatting your drive for a Mac STEP 1: Open Disk Utility like this:
  1. Click Finder.
  2. Click Applications.
  3. Click Utilities.
  4. Click Disk Utility.
STEP 2: Select the drive you want to format. Be sure it's the correct drive.
STEP 3: Go to the Partition tab.
STEP 4: Click on the Current Volume Scheme drop-down menu and select One (1) partition.
STEP 5: Click Options. From the Partition Schemes provided:
  • Click on the GUID Partition Table radio button.
    --OR--
  • Click on the Apple Partition Map radio button.
STEP 6: Click OK. Select other options as desired (e.g., Volume Name, Format, etc).
STEP 7: Click Apply. The Partition Disk screen opens.
STEP 8: Click Partition. At this point, the volume dismounts from the desktop and the drive is partitioned and formatted.
Note: When Volumes are created, Time Machine may open, asking if you would like to use the volume for backups. Click Cancel to proceed.
STEP 9: When finished, select the Disk Utility from the Apple Menu and choose Quit Disk Utility.

Feb 17, 2011 | Seagate Computers & Internet

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2nd HDD


Check Computer Management / Disk Management. Windows on Windows XP, Probably the Drive needs formatting first and partitioning before it will visible on My Computer. By Default the new Hard Drive is "Unpartitioned / Unallocated". So acess disk Management to format and partition the Hard Drive.

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Nov 10, 2008 | Dell Dimension E510 Dual Core 2.8 Ghz...

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cannto format ipod shuffel


Just go to Administrative Tools [by right clicking My Computer]---> Disk Management
(or Click Start > Run and type diskmgmt.msc)
and partition the disk; then format.

Oct 16, 2007 | Apple iPod shuffle MP3 Player

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