i am running XP and the external had one main NTFS partition but my PS3 only reads FAT32 so thats the reason behind trying to make the partition.
the drive was originally from my other laptop wich is broken but needed the files so bought an enclosure so the defaults were of the laptop wich was in NTFS.
i dont really want to reformat the drive as all my files are on it and have no backup outside of that.
Originally Posted by kmote
You could try checking in control panel -> administrative tools-> computer management -> disk management
the drive is showing up there but i still have no way of accessing the files
got it working now. just assigned a drive path and all is good again
thanks for the help guys, much appreciated