Question about Seagate Maxtor 80GB DiamondMax Plus21 SATA II 300 Hard Disk Drive 7200rpm 8MB Cache STM380815AS SATA Hard Drive
You have to format a hard drive with a third party disk unless its a usb data drive Restart your computer During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys navigate to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart If its an external hard drive or a usb pen drive click start right click on my computer select open you should see your pen drive right click then select format another way is to click start control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select format Hope this helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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You have to be the computers administrator to change any values on any hard drive on your computer
click start control panel user accounts on the users tab click the name of the computer administrator you must have full control
click start click to open on my computer you should see your usb drive could be E: or something right click select properties there will be an array of options
select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box
then click permissions make sure you have all 3 boxes ticked full control changes and read in windows 7
click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP
click start right click on my computer select open
Right click the icon of your usb drive (It should be E:/ or something)
Click Properties in the menu that comes up
Click the Sharing tab
And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.
click start click on my computer you should see your usb drive
right click then select format
another way is to control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select format
hope this helps
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1 Connect the Western Digital My Passport hard drive to the computer. Power on both.??
2 Open "Disk Utility," located in the Utilities
sub-folder of the Applications folder.??
3 Select the drive you wish to reformat. Typically, drives
appear twice; choose the furthest left.??
4 Click "Erase," and pull down the Format menu.
Choose "FAT32." Enter a hard drive name, if desired.??
5 Click "Erase." A confirmation screen will appear,
stating that all information on the drive will be lost if erased. Click
"Erase." Once completed, the erased drive will function on both
Windows and Macintosh systems.??
1 Download and install the Western Digital FAT32 Formatting
2 Connect the Western Digital My Passport hard drive to the
computer. Power on both.??
3 Open the FAT32 Formatting Utility and select the desired
external hard drive. Ensure that "Restore factory original FAT32
partition" is selected.??
4 Click "Start." A warning message will appear,
stating that all data on the drive will be destroyed. Click "OK" to
continue. Click "Yes"' to navigate through.?
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