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I can see my iomega external usb drive in device manager but not in my computer also has no bootable sectors no mbr either how can i format it so i can use it

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Use the Disk manage utility. right click on my computer icon on desktop ( if you are running xp), click on manage, then choose disk management. all installed drives will open , identify your Iomega disk on the right lower hand side, right click it and choose format. all should be ok after.

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Hello,

Right-click 'computer' or 'my computer' (in xp) and left-click manage. Next, click on disk management, and from there you should be able to partition the drive and format it.

Let me know if this doesn't work and I can help further.

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