How do I disable “you need to format this disk” message in Windows Vista/7?
I use external hard disks a lot, and sometimes they are formatted as disk types that Windows does not recognize (ie: anything other than FAT/NTFS). Every time I leave the disk plugged in, Windows provides me with a prompt every time it attempts to auto-mount the disk. ie:
"The following disk uses an unrecognized partition type or is not formatted. Would you like to format it now?"
I always click no, but on one unfortunate occasion, I accidentally hit enter (nice going Microsoft, default to blast away a drive with unknown partition type for me).
Is there a way to tell Windows to stop nagging me about unformatted or unrecognized drives?