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External drive not showing after NTFS format

I just refreshed my Windows 8.1 installation, and I wanted to make a system image on my external drive using the native System Image program. It required me to backup to an NTFS drive, but the ...
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1answer
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Unable to format drive to NTFS

I'm not sure what I did with my 16GB USB stick but now I won't be able to format it to NTFS anymore. Tried to quick and full format it and I got this: C:\Users\Home>format g: /q /fs:ntfs Insert ...
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Partitioning a hard drive with Linux already installed

well I have a problem with my current linux installation where it freezes the entire system when I try to write to my external USB 2.0 hard drive. I think it might be a bug with NTFS but I don't want ...
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2answers
1k views

Format USB drive to NTFS/FAT from UDF

I formatted a USB drive UDF to boot an ISO image and now I can't find a way to get it back to being in NTFS/FAT or another usable format. Do I need a 3rd party tool?
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2answers
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convert FAT and NTFS without data loss

Which one of these filesystem format conversions will keep the data on disk, and which will require backup, reformat, and restore? FAT32 to NTFS FAT32 to FAT16 NTFS to FAT32 NTFS to FAT16 Note: I ...
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2answers
318 views

Format as NTFS without Journal

I have a flash drive that I'd like to format for use in Windows. I would like support for symbolic links, so I can't use FAT/FAT32/exFAT. I would prefer to use the ext4 filesystem and disable ...
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1answer
492 views

NTFS hard disk now recognized as 'RAW'

My Windows XP was recently corrupted and my hard disk was password protected. In an effort to retrieve my old info I slaved my hard disk to a friends PC. I changed the permissions on my old, slaved ...
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3answers
420 views

Formatting a Drive in Windows XP vs. Windows 7 [closed]

Are there any differences between formatting a drive in Windows XP vs. 7?
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5answers
1k views

1 GB space left, even after formatting a 16 GB flash drive?

My 16 GB USB flash drive (SanDisk Cruzer SDCZ36-016G BL1008OFZB) got corrupted and I was going to format it, when I saw the setting for size only had one element in its dropdown menu: 1.00 GB. ...
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1answer
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Identical hard drives with different sizes (formatting)

I have two hard drives, which are identical, same model though purchased at different times, but in all respects the same. Afaik the manufacturer hasn't changed capacity (Seagate expansion). However, ...
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4answers
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How can I format a NTFS drive from DOS?

I want to format my pc from DOS while the operating system fall and the type of drives are NTFS. When I try to format it these messages appear: invalid drive specification format not supported in ...
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3answers
3k views

Is there any way to restore EXT4 partition

Is there any way to restore ext4 partition after formatting the entire hard disk then making two partitions of NTFS
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1answer
599 views

NTFS hard drive not mounted, how to reformat to Journaled HFS+ and keep data

I have recently connected a 2nd internal hard drive to my mac; this has alot of my work on it. When i look in disk utility it says it isnt mounted. How do i reformat the drive to Journaled HFS+ and ...
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1answer
762 views

format ntfs to Journaled HFS+ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: mac: ntfs hard drive not mounted, how to reformat to Journaled HFS+ and keep data I have recently connected a hard drive to my mac pro and im not able to use it because ...
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2answers
508 views

Format external HDD to NTFS

I've just bought 2 TB HDD to be able to backup my desktop and laptop. I will have some files bigger then 4 GB, and I'll use it on at least 2 computers for backup. Is there any downside to format ...
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3answers
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“Windows was unable to complete the format” - Can't format flashdrive!

I have a 8GB Sandisk Cruzer USB flash drive that I had ruined a while back trying to make it bootable. Anyway now when I click on it I get a message that it needs to be reformatted to be used. So when ...
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2answers
3k views

Time to Format a Disk (NTFS)

Recently, using Windows 7, I did full formatting of Western Digital external USB Powered (500GB) in NTFS . "I hope its speed is 7200rpm." Surprisingly, it took almost 5 hours to complete the full ...
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2answers
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Converting FAT32 to NTFS without formatting (server 2008)

I have a FAT32 partition in windows server 2008 machine. How can I convert the partition to NTFS without formatting? My intention is to resize the partition and add some more space to my primary ...
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6answers
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Using Windows XP Professional SP3, how do I reformat an external hard drive as FAT32?

I'll soon be getting a new laptop with Windows Vista or Windows 7 and turning my current laptop into a Linux box. Since FAT32 works out of the box on both Windows and Linux machines and I've had some ...
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3answers
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Will my secondary NTFS drive still be readable after formatting my main drive?

I have 2 drives in my PC. I want to reformat the main drive and start windows again from scratch. My secondary hard drive is NTFS. After reformatting drive 1, will drive 2 work as normal and be ...