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When I go to partition external hd, it see a phantom partition and will not let me partition any new. It sees F (off gray coloring) and will not delete or let me do anything more. Iomega external hd
Small partitions from OEM's are common. These are used for recovery or special OEM functions and are usually protected from over writing. Generally only a low level non OEM format program (read generic here) will over write them. But , if you over write this partition, your IOMEGA external drive may not boot properly.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Seagate drive partition
This is fairly straightforward using the Windows XP tools.
IMPORTANT, copy everything you want to keep from partition F otherwise it will be deleted. Drive G will not be affected.
Posted on Nov 08, 2007
Windows 2000, XP, Vista can format your drive into NTFS and it sounds as if you're already there. If you want to format in FAT32 they'll do it, but they will limit partition size.
The way I've done it is to use linux. there is a form of linux called "knoppix" which is a CD or a DVD which will boot your PC and turn it into a linux box running from the DVD drive. Linux will allow you to format your drive in about a dozen ways, so choose carefully. If you are tech savvy and adventurous, this is fun and not dangerous (providing there is not data to lose). On the other hand, if you want safety without the hand-holding, there is formatting software you can buy to do this in windows, but the modern Windows systems will not of themselves give you a massive partition in FAT32.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
I see that you have a loss partition of your External HD. It is totally damage partition.
Here's what you do Replug your External HD to another PC if it is OK. Maybe its not the same will appear on your PC too.
Unknown Partition are likely big trouble to us if we have needed files inside.
Partition on every HD, External or USB are very needed, if you lose it. Then again reformat that to use again.
Hope its not gone. Good luck!
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
You need to connect to the IOmega drive using windows xp and add a user.
In the explorer view in Vista at the top click on Map Network Drive.
At the bottom click "Connect using a different username" and enter the credentials that you created earlier.
In the box above for the location type in "\\IOmega's IP Address\Folder that you want to map".
Click on connect at the bottom should be done straight away and then you should be able to see it in "Network Places" as well. Let me know if this fixes the problem or not.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
you can just connect your hard drive to your pc and open the folder from my computer and select the folders that you want to delete and press the delete key in your keyboard. then the computer will ask you that " you want to delete the selected files and folders?" then you press ok. it will deleted
Posted on Sep 14, 2010
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If not seen by windows but seen by CMOS the drive must be PARTITIONED and then FORMATTED. OR
IF disk came with install CD run install to assure all needed USB drivers are present for windows to install disk through USB port.
Once USB drivers are installed reboot PC and see if Windows finds new hardware.
IF windows still does not install new HD but CMOS shows drive is present, the drive needs to be partitioned.
To partition new drive type DISKPART at dos prompt or in START RUN OPEN and press enter.
At the DISKPART> ( prompt ) type LIST DISK then press enter.
Example: DISKPART> LIST DISK press enter
FIND the number assigned to the new drive in the list (#), then type SELECT DISK #
Example: DISKPART> SELECT DISK 2 press enter
the info returned in the dos window should be;
Example: Disk 2 is now the selected disk
Type CREATE PARTITION EXTENDED
Example: DISKPART> CREATE PARTITION EXTENDED press enter
Now shutdown the PC then reboot. Windows should now Find hardware and install new disk.
Click START then COMPUTER the new disk should be listed.
Right click on the Drive and select FORMAT use NTFS format.
now you should be able to drag and drop files/folders to your new disk.
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