Reformatting an external windows drive...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by munckee, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. munckee macrumors 65816

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    I'm trying to reformat a 40gig windows drive on my powerbook. I put it in my USB enclosure, but unfortunately, the drive doesn't show up on my powerbook at all when I plug it in (and turn it on).

    Any tips on how to make the computer see it?
     
  2. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    If it does not show up on the desktop, then it should show up in the Disk Utility.


    From there, you can partition and format it.
     
  3. munckee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nope, doesn't show up in disk utility either. Any way to "point" the program toward the disc?
     
  4. munckee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Figured it out. Drive was jumpered as a slave.
     

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