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format harddrive to ntfs - not visible in Explorer

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jason2slow

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format harddrive to ntfs

i formatted a harddrive to ntfs with partition magic, and the harddrive won't show up in my computer, im running xp pro.
so what is it that im missing..?
 
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jason2slow

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it says its ntfs, the only difference between the one im trying to get to work, and the one that works, is that the one thats not working dosen't have a letter (like C: ) and dosen't have some space tahts not partitioned, does this mean anyhting?
 
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jason2slow

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ok so could you quickly list the things i need to do to get it working? i don't really know how to do these things so if you could explain steps, it would be appreciated:)
 

yoyo

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Originally posted by LeeJend
After your format a drive oyu have to create partitions on it. Thats why windows can't see it
Isn't it the other way round? You create partitions and then format them. ;)

I'd look in diskmanagement if the drive shows up there and try to assign a drive letter to it.
 
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jason2slow

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ok so how do i assign it a letter? and how do i change like harddrives and cdrw's letters?
 

yoyo

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So the drive is visible in diskmanagement and says it is formatted in ntfs?

To change driveletters, highlight the drive, click Action in the menu, click 'all tasks' - 'change drive letter and path'
Remember that you can only assign drive letters that are not in use. So if you want to swap driveletters between d: and e: you would first have to assign a random letter like z: to drive d:, then rename e: to d: and last z: to e:
 
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jason2slow

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sorry im asking so many questions, but umm where is disk management? do you mean device manager?
 
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jason2slow

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thanks i can see it now in explorer, also, if i refomat the drive with windows on it, will there be anything i have to do again?
 
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if you uninstall windows on your partion, the partion will stay. the data would still be on part of your hard drive. if you reinstalled windows, it would automatically give it a drive letter.
 

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