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I can't format the maxtor 3200

I deleted the partitions, but it won't let me format it

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  • John Bays Nov 28, 2008

    It won't let partition it either

  • John Bays Nov 28, 2008

    just data

  • John Bays Nov 28, 2008

    it totally disappeared now

  • John Bays Nov 28, 2008

    I got it back now

  • John Bays Nov 28, 2008

    Thank you mumma 1, you are a god send. J

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    go to control panel - then administrative tools - Then computer management - then go down to disk management - right click on the drive you are having problems with delete partitions then format and you got it

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You need to create a partition first, then format it.

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Want to format for pc


Since you want to format it, let's blow away the partition:

1. Right-click [My Computer]
2. [Manage]
3. Disk Management]
4. Find your Maxtor in the list or graph.
5. Once you are certain, then right-click the Maxtor entry (or graph) and select "Delete Partition"
6. Answer [Yes] to the next scary question.
7. If it has other partitions, you may want to examine them and delete them later.
8. You can now "New Partition" (right-click)
9. The create a "Primary" drive and format it.
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Hi,

It is definitely possible you accidentally deleted the partition. If you already know how to open the drives properties sheet, do so, then click on the volumes tab and click the populate button. This will solve a few minor setup issues. If this doesn't work then it is likely that either the partition is gone/damaged. Try using disk management to look at the drive. If the partition shows up you may simply need to assign a drive letter. If it doesn't then chances are the partition is gone and will require assistance to recover.

Try these and let me know how you make out. If you have found that the partition is gone and need a pro comment back with your country/state/city and I will recommend one for you.


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Yes, formatting included erasing the drive and renewing the partition. If you want the drive legible on pc, but will be working in both environments, then you can do 1 of 2 things....

easiest, purchase MACDRIVE, it will allow a pc computer to see and use Mac items on the drive.

You could also transfer the content to another drive temporarily, format the drive in question to MS-DOS, then transfer all that content back over...using a MAC to do so.....


keep me posted..

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