Question about G-Technology G-DRIVE (90801201) 250 GB Hard Drive
1. Open Disk Management by right clicking on "My Computer" and then
clicking on "Manage."
2. Go to Disk Management and resize the window so you can view ALL the drives in the lower right section of Disk Management.
3. IMPORTANT!!! Locate the Disk # next to the disk that indicates
"GPT Protective Partition" In the example below it is Disk 1. Be sure to locate YOUR DISK # and don't just choose Disk 1 because of the sample image
below. It is only an example!!!
4. Open a Command window by clicking on the "START" menu and selcting "RUN"...
...then type "CMD" (without quotes) in the window that opens:
Note: Should you not see the Run option, you can access the command prompt by clicking Start Button --> Programs --> Accessories --> Command Prompt.
5. In the Command window type"diskpart" and hit enter ENTER
6. Now type "select disk X" and hit ENTER; (X = the drive that is GPT Protected) BE CERTAIN YOU HAVE SELECTED THE CORRECT DISK.
7. Now type "clean" and hit ENTER (this will start the process)
8. type "exit" ENTER (this will exit the window)
9. Your G-DRIVE is now formatted and ready!
Posted on Nov 02, 2012
You dont need to re-format unless it was set for some wierd OS like MAC or linux
But you can use the device manager from within win 7
go to control panel then administrative tools then computer management then disk management and it shgould show up in there and then select it and format it from there
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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It is true that locking mobile storage devices, such as USB drives, with Imation Lock is an excellent way to protect your data.
However, using Imation Lock with a Kingston USB drive can create problems.
Learn how to unlock your Kingston USB drive so you can use it once again.
Ensure that your Kingston USB drive has been removed from your computer's USB port.
Start the Imation Lock software by double clicking the Imation Lock.
Plug in the Kingston USB into a USB port immediately after the "Please Insert the Device or Run This Utility as Privileged User" message appears.
Access your Kingston USB drive by clicking Start > Computer.
Double click on the device.
Start the Imation Lock software again by double clicking the Imation Lock.
Disable the password protection by clicking the open lock icon.
If you have password protected a USB drive or partition on your computer and have since forgotten the password, you will need to completely erase the drive.
Erasing and reformatting the drive will remove any password protection, software and data on the drive preventing you from accessing the drive.
The process is simple using Window's Disk Management utility.
Log into the computer as the administrator.
Open the Windows Start menu, select "Run," type "Compmgmt.msc" and click "OK." In Windows Vista and Windows 7, simply type the command into the "Search" field.
Select "Disk Management."
Locate the password-protected drive.
Right-click it and select "Delete." Confirm the action.
The drive will be erased and become unallocated free space.
Hope this helps.
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