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PARTITIONING MY FREEAGENT PRO 500GB

I AM UNABLE TO PARTITION MY FREEAGENT USING THE DISC MANAGEMENT IN WINDOWS XP. CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN HOW TO DO THIS??

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Why dont you just make use of win98 bootable disc or smart installer to partition the stuff?

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Ihave purchased a SeagateFreeagent 500 gb USB external HDD.It was working very well till I tried to create partitions by using Paragan Disk Management software. In the middle of formatting the partition...


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After plugging ur HDD, verify the device is detected or not in Device manager and Try Partitioning Again GUI mode (means in XP).. or follow the steps..

1- Go to Computer Management, Click Disk Management
2 - You will find you External HDD in the Right side
3 - Just Right Click the Drive, if it asks Initialize HDD, just Initialize and Create Partition as u like.

Have Fun
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This sounds like it might of formatted the hard drive aswel and now needs partitioning.

Go to control panel then system tools then computer management.

on the left click disc management and see if it shows in this.

if it dont then you need to take the hard drive out of the case, and plug it into the computer inside via the sata cable and partion it in the boot options.

hope this helps

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