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Disk has no format

Cant get the access to disk. It recognizes it as a Local disk, but once ii click no answe but Disk has no format. is a 1TB USB extenal drive.thanks

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Does the disk show up under My Computer? If so then right-click it and select "Format Disk" and format it in NTFS. If it does not view this link and follow the instructions to get that disk active...http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000

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