Question about Buffalo Technology DriveStation HD-HC160U2 160 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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Hello I was dumm ***, I was going to make a usb recovery stick for my Acer one, but... did it from my buffalo hd-hc160u2 Ok woked fine... But how can I reformat it to be a "normal" disk? My pc does not recognize it now, so I could reformat it. Thanks in advance

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  • iikka_kokkon Aug 31, 2010

    Hmnmm...



    Di I or YOu understand wrong?



    My problem is, that my Buffalo is now a recovery disk. And I want it to be a normal exrernal HD, I can use for my files.



    BUT not Windows, nor Linus recognizes my Buffalo now, so I could do something to it... Like some kind of reset, but I see no reset button.



    So I have a Buffalo that is BOOT disk now and I want it back norman HD.


  • iikka_kokkon Aug 31, 2010

    My problem is, tah my buffalo is now an Acer 100 recovery disk. Fool of me, yes.

    But I want my HD back!

    But my pc does not recognize now my buffalo, wondows does not assign a letter for it and I cannot reformat it for normal use.

    Cannot see any reset button in unit?

    How can I get my "normal" hd back?

    Best regards

    Iikka

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You need a proper hard disk manager and direct access to the disk for that.
Take the hard disk out of its case and put it in a desktop, in it install  this
http://www.partition-tool.com/
Open the manager and format the disk with it. Put it back in the case. That is all.  

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Hi,

You can install Windows XP by booting off the Windows CD. You should be able to go into the BIOS, usually just hit the Delete key at start up, and change the boot sequence so the machine looks for the DVD/CD driver before the hdd. Once the installation is complete be sure to remove the CD, you should get a message to do so and go back into the BIOS and reset the boot sequence so the Floppy is first if you have one and then the hdd. If no Floppy, just set the hdd as the first boot device. LaptopsHello

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