Windows 10: External HDD needs format

Discus and support External HDD needs format in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello to all. Havent been here for a long time between the windows system has improved a lot over the past tear. To my latest problem i was given an... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by menu, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. menu Win User

    External HDD needs format


    Hello to all. Havent been here for a long time between the windows system has improved a lot over the past tear.
    To my latest problem i was given an external hdd but it has two sections as per image how do i get this to a full working drive please.
    Many thanks
    External HDD needs format [​IMG]

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  2. doug4901 Win User

    Format of USB HDDs failing

    Thanks for the suggestion, .. I hadn't tried that.

    I deleted the driver and then reconnected a USB external HDD, the PC loaded a new driver, but alas, I still can't format an external HDD

    Regards
    Doug
     
    doug4901, Dec 14, 2019
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  3. external HDD

    Hi,

    Usually, this problem occur due to software incompatibility or corrupted USB drivers. For us to better assist you, we would like to clarify the following:

    • Have you made any recent changes on your computer prior to the issue?
    • Which driver did you uninstall? Have you reinstall the driver? If yes, how did you reinstall the driver?
    • Have you check if the external HDD is visible in Device Manager?

    If the issue still persists after uninstalling some games, we suggest that you run the troubleshooter for hardware and devices. If you're using the latest Windows 10 version, follow these steps on how to run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter:

    • Click the Start button and select the Settings
      icon.
    • Choose Update & Security from the list.
    • Click Troubleshoot in the left pane of the window.
    • Under Find and fix other problems, select Hardware and Devices and click
      Run the troubleshooter.

    We're looking forward to your reply.
     
    Gerard Qui, Dec 14, 2019
    #3
  4. External HDD needs format

    Format an external Drive.

    Hello Roger,

    Thank you for posting your concern in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10 Family.

    I would suggest you to follow the below steps to format the drive you are referring to.

    • Right Click on Start menu and select Open Computer Management.

    • In the left pane, under Storage, click Disk Management.

    • Right-click the volume that you want to format, and then click Format.

    • To format the volume with the default settings, in the Format dialog box, click
      OK, and then click OK again.
    Note: You cannot format a disk or partition that is currently in use, including the partition that contains Windows.

    Hope it helps.

    Thank you.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Dec 14, 2019
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