Hi folks,have just installed a new external hard drive windows says installed ok and ready to use but i need to format it as it's a brand new hard drive i installed in an enclosure.
The problem is i can't find it on my computer or with windows explorer to format it,it's showing up as mass storage device under hardware and troubleshooting it reveals working ok,so how do i format it if i can't see it hope someone can help many thanks in advance.
The easiest way to format a new drive is to use the software you get with it, if you have it of course. Failing that its usually easy to download it from the manufacturers wwebsite, what is the make and model of this external drive?
Hi,it's a seagate 160gb ide in an external enclosure,driver already installed automatically by windows,i just need to find it so i can right click then select format but where else do i look if it's not in my computer and windows explorer can't see it?