I have Windows Vista Home Premium with SP2. I recently bought a Maxtor 1Tb external harddrive. I started to format it (FAT32) but it took hours. I left it running overnight - when I came back it was only about 30% done.
So I thought that I would restart using Quick Format. I stopped it in the correct way but now Vista does not recognise the harddrive. Specifically, I can eject it using "Safely Remove Hardware" but I cannot see it in Windows Explorer, nor can I reformat it.