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Hello, I need instructions on how to reformat my Iomega 500GB Blackbelt HD back to factory settings. I originally set it up to run on a MAC OSX system running Snow Leopard 10.4. The HD now needs to operate on Gateway computer running Windows Vista. I've been unsuccessful in reformatting on my own. Please help!!! Thank you!! CMC

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Goto control panel / computer management / disk management now you should see all your drives right click your 160Mb drive and select delete partition. Now right click it again and select format, choose the Fat32 file system and give it a full format not a quick one seeming its been used on a Mac and you shouldnt have a problem. Cheers from Scott and plz vote

Posted on Jan 25, 2011

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First of all, connect the Iomega to you mac, make sure it powers up and is detected by the Mac. Now follow these steps: ( It's important to note the Drive before you begin this task so that you may not make any mistakes.)

  • Open the system drive, usually titled "Macintosh HD." Open Applications, then Utilities and double click the "Disk Utility" program to open it. A window will open giving a list of all the drives currently mounted on the computer.
  • Select the disk that needs to be formatted on the left.
  • Click on the "Erase" tab to the right of the list of drives. The window will now display the options for erasing the hard drive and formatting it to work on the Macintosh computer.
  • Select the Volume Format from the pop-up list. In most cases it's best to leave it at "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" as this is the default. This setting is the best option for running Mac OS X. If there are other requirements for the disk, then select the format that best suits your needs. If you have questions about the formats, refer to your Apple user's manual.
  • Name the hard drive. Type a name for the disk in the field where it asks for the name. This name will always appear when the disk is mounted on a Macintosh computer.
  • Click the erase button. A window will open asking to verify the erase procedure. Click the erase button in this window to start the process of erasing the disk. Once the process is complete, the drive will appear with the name it was given on the left side of the window with the list of drives and on the desktop of the Macintosh computer.
Let me know if you need further help.

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Posted on Feb 08, 2011

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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error hope this helps

Posted on Mar 30, 2011

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If you are using a mac go into applications then utilities and run i believe its called disk utility and you can use that utility to format the hdd

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