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Sir, what is the procedure to make partition of a external hard disk

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Not able to detect the disk


We're going to need more information to troubleshoot, but if it's a new drive that's never been set up follow the instructions below. If these instructions aren't helpful, then please post back with more info and I'll help you further.

Your external hard drive likely has no partitions so Windows has no drive to mount. Follow these steps to create and format a partition for your external hard drive.

1. Press Win+R to open the Run command.
2. Type "Control" into the dialog box.
3. Double-click "Administrative Tools."
4. Double-click "Computer Management."
5. Select "Disk Management" under Storage.
6. Find the 250 GB External Hard drive in the right pane.
7. Right click on the drive and select "Create new partition".
8. After the partition is created you will need to format the partition.
9. Format the partition as NTFS unless you plan on booting off the hard drive, in which case format the partition as FAT32. You can also create multiple partitions if you want.
10. Enter My Computer and you will now see your external hard drive.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.

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Formatting an external hard drive with Mac OS X's Disk Utility


Formatting your new external hard drive is not as difficult as you may think. In fact, you don't even have to be a computer techie or uber-Mac geek to perform this procedure successfully.

The tool you would use, to format your drive within your Mac OS X system, is the built-in utility application called Disk Utility.

Disk Utility is Apple Inc.'s defacto utility application, for performing disk related tasks within the Mac OS X volume.

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From creating new images, to burning CDs and DVDs to formatting hard drives, Disk Utility performs well enough to keep not only your Mac OS X volume on your hard drive error free, but keep your hard drive healthy and error-free as well.

I could go on in detail, admirably describing more features of this versatile Mac OS X tool, but the purpose of this FixYa tip, is to show you how to easily format your external hard drive. So that is where I will take you now.
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There are generally two formats in Disk Utility that you can use to effectively format your hard drive.

Mac OS Extended (Journaled) - if you want a Mac readable hard drive only

MS-DOS (FAT 32) - If you want your external hard drive to be read by both Mac and PC.

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--STEPS FOR FORMATTING YOUR HARD DRIVE WITH DISK UTILITY--
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• First, make sure your external hard drive is connected securely to your Mac and is turned on.

•Next, from your desktop, click anywhere on a blank space on your desktop. Now you should see Finder listed near the Apple menu icon.

• From the Finder menu, click on Go, then Utilities from the
drop-down menu. This will take you to your Utilities* folder.

(*You can also get to the Disk Utility application via Applications > Utilities folder)

• Now, locate and launch the Disk Utility application.

When Disk Utility opens you will see a left side window, which will show
all connected hard drives and optical drives. It is here that you
should see your external hard drive listed in that window.

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• When you locate it, simply select it and then select Partition
from the tabs on the right hand side.

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• Change the Volume Scheme from Current to 1 Partition

• Make sure to provide a name for your new external hard drive.

• Select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) from the Format
drop down menu, for a bootable Mac only external hard drive.

• Or select MS-DOS from the Format drop down menu, for a bootable Mac & PC external hard drive.

From there, click the Options button, located toward the bottom of
your window.


This will open a partition scheme selection window as seen in this screen shot:

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• Select GUID Partition Table for bootability on a Intel processor based
Mac.

• Or select the Apple Partition Map for bootability on a PowerPC based Mac.

• Click the OK button.

Finally, click the Partition button and allow Disk Utility to format your new external hard drive.

When this process is complete, you now have a newly formatted, ready to use hard drive.

Believe it or not, this process can be completed faster than you think.
Using this method with Disk Utility, I was able to format my new 1TB Iomega USB external in less than 20 minutes.
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Final Note:
I used the external hard drive as the focus for showing you how to format and prepare your hard drive for use on your Mac, but this feature can also work with internal hard drives as well.
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For more information about some of the disk repairing features of Disk Utility, here is a great support link for this nifty and quite effective Apple utility for the Mac OS X platforms:

Using Disk Utility to repair a disk

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Thanks for reviewing my Mac OS X Tip!

Regards,

-Mactechtrainer


on Feb 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Windows 7 does not recognized it


Your external hard drive likely has no partitions so Windows has no drive to mount. Follow these steps to create and format a partition for your external hard drive.

1. Press Win+R to open the Run command.
2. Type "Control" into the dialog box.
3. Double-click Administrative Tools.
4. Double-click Computer Management.
5. Select Disk Management under Storage.
6. Find the 250 GB External Hard drive in the right pane.
7. Right click on the drive and select "Create new partition".
8. After the partition is created you will need to format the partition.
9. Format the partition as NTFS unless you plan on booting off the hard drive, in which case format the partition as FAT32. You can also create multiple partitions if you want.
10. Enter My Computer and you will now see your external hdd.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.

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How to re-join two partitions on one external hard drive?


You cannot. You delete both and then make one partition.
There is software available that will let you resize a partition. (E.g. Acronis Disk Director). In this case you delete one partition and the resize the remaining partition to use the space created.
Most important: Back your data up to another hard disk before making any changes to your disk.

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How do i get a new hard drive to recocgnize the external drive


Connect the external storage
Click Start
Right-mouse click My Computer
Click Manage
Click Storage
Click Disk Management

Check to see if there is a "healthy" partition covering the disk-space of the external storage device.

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Partition external hard-disk


You can partition your hard drive using any of the available free partition tools such as EASEUS Partition Master or Partition Logic. You can even buy tools like Partition magic to do the same job.

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Says 4gb not 250gb.


It sounds like your OS (windows XP+, I presume, as it's NTFS) is reading the wrong partition information from the hard disk.

Use this (free) partition software to delete all partitions on the external drive (and make VERY sure that it's pointing at the external, and not your main hard disk!).
http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
...so delete all partitions; make a new one and see if that is 250 GB.
If yes, format.  Sorted.
If no, you could try editing the partition table directly with this:
ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/tools/pq/utilities/PTEDIT32.zip
...you'll again have to be careful you're working on the right hard disk.  To use this, you'll need to know the number of heads, cylinders etc.  This data might be on a label on the disk (inside the external drive case), or you might be able to get it from the disk's manufacturer; either on their website or by emailing their tech support.

If editing the partition table doesn't work, or if the numbers keep reverting/changing, then it's highly likely that the hard disk is stuffed.  Only thing to do then is replace the hard disk in the external case (make sure you swap for the same type: IDE for IDE and SATA for SATA); or explore your warranty options.

Hope that helped.  Good luck!

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MY external hard disk maxtor is not detected


Is this a new Maxtor external drive? It came with a CD. Run the utility.

If there is no data on it that you want to save, you can also blow away the partition and format it:
Right-click [My Computer]
[Manage]
[Disk Management]
Find your external Maxtor Disk inthe list and / or graph
Right-click on the disk and select either "Format" or "Delete Partition"
(try format first) Use "NTFS quick format"

If you delete the partition, then "Create Partition" and then format.
You can assign a drive letter or accept whatever it assignes (probably Drive D)
*done*




Sep 30, 2009 | Maxtor / 80GB / 7200 / 8MB / SATA-150 /...

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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...


Hi,
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
- Rajkumar

Mar 28, 2009 | Seagate FreeAgent Pro - 500GB, 7200 RPM,...

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Drives - size


Resizing partitions is easy with the right tools, and near impossible without them. You will want to first
get a good hard disk imaging program along with an external hard drive (some drives come with imaging software bundled with the drive) a few examples would be Norton Ghost, Acronis True Image, Dantz Retrospect, Powerquest Drive Image and so on. There are even some good freeware and Open Source alternatives. By imaging your c: drive to a USB external drive you can safely edit your hard drive partition tables and then put everything back with no reinstalling Windows or losing any data. You will need to have a bootable recovery CD on hand when it comes time to restore the image from the USB drive to your system drive. I would suggest that you first copy all files you want to keep from the d: e: and f: partitions to the c: partition, then image the c: partition by itself to external drive. Take note of the c: partition type I.E. FAT32 or NTFS. Make a bootable utility disk (Ultimate boot CD available from Filehippo.com for free) is one, an emergency boot floppy from Windows 98, ME, NT will work also. Boot with it and run FDISK to delete extended drive letters D E F and then their partitions and then delete the C: partition and finally create the C: partition with all available space and make it active. Replace the utility boot disk with the recovery boot cd, restart the computer and run the image recovery to restore everything back to your now 80gig system drive.

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