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Old 08-21-2011, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,

I have an external hard drive. It was working on a different computer last year, but the computer wasn't mine. It was the first time I am trying it on my computer. I have been trying for more then a week. It won't even show up in Darik's to wipe the HDD clean. It won't do anything. I have a couple of screenshots from SIW. I don't know what the devices are. I do refuse to open up any electronic cases, because if I open them it's only going to get damaged more. Could anyone try to get this issue resolved for me? Thank you.


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what does disk management show?

right click my computer, click manage, select disk management
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That's what it shows.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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untitled-1 doesn't show disk management. i want to see disk management to see how the drives are configured for windows.

right click my computer, click manage, select disk management
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That might be it? For some odd reason that photobucket is uploading a different screenshot that I don't have, and that I deleted. I am posting this from safe mode with networking.
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That is the same picture. Follow his instructions twice stated above.

Why are you in safe mode?
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I had enough of photobucket.

The reason why I was in Safe Mode is because everytime I upload an image/photo. It uploads as one of my photos I deleted.

Could you please a recommend another free easy to use site, so I can upload it? Apparently, it's the only photo I have on my desktop, and it uploads the previous photos.
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Why is half your HDD unallocated?
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Why is half your HDD unallocated?
1. I was in a hurry to fix my HDD.

2. I need Vista Home to put my Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade on.

3. After fixing my external, I was going to use DBAN, so I will eventually partition it.

4. I was using Vista because I was trying to get my external to work, so I can wipe everything at once.

5. Do you see anything that could help me to get it to recognize, so I wipe it?
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