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Western Digital 250GB MyBook External USB 2.0 250 GB Hard Drive Format usb 250 gb external storage My problem is that I am using the HP USB Storage Format Tool to format this storage drive to Fat32 and at the same time, I want to make this drive bootable so that I can connect PCs at work that I need to re-image or be able to ghost an image. But the tool keeps cancelling/failing saying that the drive is too big. What do you guys say?

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Format it with NTFS. FAT32 is limited to a max file size of 4gb and goes wacky with a drive size more than 62 GB..

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Describe your Western Digital 250GB MyBook External USB 2.0 250 GB Hard Drive Problem Do you have a picture of the voltage and amperage adapter for the Western Digital 250GB MyBook External HD ?


I don't have a photo of the AC adapter, but if you look on it the Voltage and Amperage specifications are;

Input: 100-240VAC / 50~60Hz
Output: 12VDC / 2A

This means the Input power can be from 100 volts to 240 Volts AC, and at 50 to 60 Hertz

The Output power is 12 Volts DC at no more than 2 Amp's. (Amperes)

Asian Power Devices Inc. has a model DA-24B12 that fits these specs.
Also a Wattac AC adapter model number - BAO362Zl-8-A01 will work.

Otherwise just use a 12 Volt, 2 Amp power pack, with a positive on center contact, and a 2mm pin hole

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90% of the time this is a power problem. The USB port on the computer can not supply enough watts. Use an external USB hub that has a 5V power supply.

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Western Digital 250GB External Hard Drive not working


there are a couple of reasons for this. Likely the drive has not been setup in Windows. Hard drives need to setup in Disk Management. Disk Management can be found under Computer Management in the Control Panel. After you run Computer Management, expand the Storage tab and Disk Management is located there. At the bottom of the screen threre is a listing of all drives (hard and CD) located in or attached to system... You will see your new drive listed, but not active. Right click on the new drive in the bottom window and Windows will prompt you on how to configure the drive. You'll need to activate so Windows can assign a drive letter to the drive, partition and format. Once this is done, you will be able to see and use the drive under windows.

I've attached a link from Western Digital that provides their FAQ response to your issue.....

http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1017&p_created=1055796499&p_sid=7R8631pj&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MTQsMTQmcF9wcm9kcz0yMjgsMTAxLDIxOSZwX2NhdHM9JnBfcHY9My4yMTkmcF9jdj0mcF9zZWFyY2hfdHlwZT1hbnN3ZXJzLnNlYXJjaF9ubCZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PXJlY29nbml6ZWQ*&p_li=&p_topview=1

You didn't mention what type of connection it uses (USB, etc). According to Western Digital, if you have a USB External Drive, you should get a prompt to install drivers by Windows when a new device is installed. Similar for Firewire device.... Did Windows "recognise" the new device by opening a New Device Found window? If not, try using a different USB port and/or ensure the USB port is enabled in WIndows.... The Quick Start guides for all models can also be found from the link provided above.

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Its the motherboard problem. Just DISABLE in BIOS option in USB tab: SUPPORT USB LEGACCY - or similar to this. This helps on 90percent of motherboards.
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