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I have a Maxtor One touch 4 Mini 120g External hard drive which I can't get to format. When it comes up in My computer and I right click on it and click on format it does nothing.

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If you are having that problem I would recommend you put it into a Mac computer and do it from there using the DISK UTILITY and if you dont have or dont know anyone with a mac then you can goto START, Right Click on My computer and scroll down to MANAGE. From there you want to select DISK MANAGEMENT and maximize this windows and while having the hard drive plugged in you should be it there if its with a black shaded bar then its not FORMATED and windows cant read it and you will have to right click on it and Format it. If you are still unable to do it I would suggest another computer or a friends and you should be able to do it then. Hope my answer gets you closer to a solution. Please Help rate me if I helped you out or not I am new but a very good tech.

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