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External HD is mounting, showing three partitions (as created) but trying to search them leaves the mouse in spinning wheel of death mode. Finder not happy. any ideas?
A new computer? how old is the computer your using and how old is the external hard drive? chances are either the computers pulling every gram of memory out in an attempt to search the hard drive for what you want leaving nothing for you to do other work with. might be upgrade time if its getting on in age.
if the hard drives ageing your going to be better off turning your external drive back into an internal one if you have a tower. you should have room to mount at least 2 drives into the tower. just buy a new hard drive connector and plug it up. the older USB drives work a good bit faster directly connected to the system.
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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
Back up all the data on the disk to your Mac. Plug the disk into your Windows computer and format it with a FAT32 filesystem. Both Mac and Windows can use FAT32. Do not format as NTFS.
Posted on Jan 19, 2008
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
download this program http://www.compuapps.com/Download/swissknife/swissknife.htm
and format it again then try it, it should work fine, did for me.
Posted on May 31, 2009
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
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