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Hi, I have an external 500 gb HD attatched to my PC and have accidentaly re-formatted it! Well, erased the disc anyway by the look of it! Can you tell me please, can I re-format it myself> Windows seems unable to do the job!

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  • gbuller700 Oct 07, 2008

    No, it lets me into that section, but when I ask it to perform a quick format it tells me Windows can't do it! Also, if I right click on properties and look at the amount of disc in use/available, it tells me that '0' bytes are being used and that 811gb are available! Have I trashed the dics onboard operating system - or has it trashed itself? :-(

    Thanks

    George

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