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Cant partition my external HD

My external hd cant be recongnized..
it shows up in MY COMPUTER..
but when i open it and try to make a new folder it says:
THE SYSTEM CANNOT FIND THE SPECIFIED FILE...
it cant be partitioned or reinstalled...
wwwwwahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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  • Fiqc Jun 09, 2008

    the program answer mi that I need give a format to the external disk but this is impossible maybe. Sorry my english is not so good, but if you understand Spanish.

    Por error formateé el disco externo y ahora al querer darle formato no sucede nada.

    Gracias, espero me puedan ayudar

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Try using diskmgmt.msc (from run) diskmanagement utilty or the partition magic software to format that would certainly help you

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FIRST the short ANSWER; Open Windows Explorer and drag and drop files/folders to new drive.

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