I want to upgrade my Pockey USB drive to a higher capacity. The 2.5 inch hard disk it came with is only 10GB. I have bought a 80GB 2.5" drive to replace it but when I install the new 80GB drive into the Pockey case and plug it into the USB port Windows XP does not detect the drive as a drive letter in My Computer. It only shows in Device Manager and its removal icon appears in the system tray.
When I plug it into Windows ME I can force a drive letter on it through the Device Manager but when I click on it in My Computer it says the drive needs formatting. However when I attempt to do a format (I have tried both Quick erase and the Full option) it keeps telling me it is unable to format the drive. The drive Porperties show that the disk is unformatted RAW.
Can anyone tell me how I can format the external USB drive as FAT32 which is the format the old drive was using. The USB drive is not recognised by my normal partitioning program which is Paragon Partition Manager - it only sees the formatted drives.
It is not in the Disk Management screen. There are entries for all my internal hard disk drives but there is NO ENTRY for the USB drive. (It is switched on by the way - just in case you are wondering).