Windows 10: 2 partitions external hard drive need to reformat.

Discus and support 2 partitions external hard drive need to reformat. in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have an external Hard Drive 500GB, it was formatted into 2 partitions. I have done backup of the contents, then I thought I need to format it to a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Kimet, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Kimet Win User

    2 partitions external hard drive need to reformat.


    I have an external Hard Drive 500GB, it was formatted into 2 partitions. I have done backup of the contents, then I thought I need to format it to a one hard disk. I did delete the 2 partitions in "computer management". Later this hard drive did not show on "This PC" and can not do any thing for it in "computer management".

    All I need is now to format this hard drive into 1 but not 2 partitions.

    Thank you.

    :)
     
    Kimet, Aug 11, 2019
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  2. Dia01 Win User

    Partition or multiple hard drives?

    As the title suggests. Is it worth installing say a 36GB drive for the OS soley or partitioning an existing larger drive with either 2 or more partitions? I am currently running Vista 32bit and want to try out 64bit and am sick of reformatting the whole drive. Any suggestions?
     
    Dia01, Aug 11, 2019
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  3. XandiShaw Win User
    remove external hard drive partitions

    when I right click the partitions, 'help' pops up . I want to remove all the existing partitions and reformat an external hard drive, to use for storage
     
    XandiShaw, Aug 11, 2019
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  4. 2 partitions external hard drive need to reformat.

    Formatting External hard drive.

    1. Launch the Disk Manager with diskmgmt.msc
    2. Use right-clicks to delete all partitions on the external disk
    3. Create one or several new partitions
    4. Format them
     
    Frederik Long, Aug 11, 2019
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