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Old 10-14-2013, 03:36 PM   #21 (permalink)
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And why do we now have to have this file system installed on external hard drives? Is it perhaps something to so with the Big Brother surveillance state?

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Old 10-14-2013, 03:48 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Let's check to see if this is hardware and windows software related.
Download GParted:GParted -- Download
Disconnect all USB Devices (except for KB and Mouse)
Burn the ISO onto a CD and boot into it.
  • Click Gparted->Devices. Identify other drives found at start up
  • Connect USB drive. Wait 30-60 seconds
  • Click Gparted->Refresh->Devices then Gparted->Devices
  • Does USB drive appear now? If yes, verify drive info is what you expect
    >> (eg. disk size, number and types of partitions) <<
    Use Gparted to check if your USB hard drive is detected


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Old 10-14-2013, 04:01 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Thankyou for that. But a) my CD drive isn't working and I can't, as yet, afford a new one and b) I see that Gparted is a partition manager -- I have got a partition on my new external HDD and can view it and its contents fine (as yet). I am just wondering abou my old HDD on which I didn't put a partition; I just gave it an old-fashioned format.

At the moment I think my equipment is functioning as it should, although I remain cautious. I am just wondering why I got the hardware rejections ('disk not formatted' panels, for both HDDs) I got earlier. I don't want to be working on a HDD if there are likely to be recurrent issues.

With thanks once more.

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