Uh Oh... External Hard Drive issue!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wayland1985, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. wayland1985 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
    I was reformatting my External Hard Drive. I originally selected Zero Out Data so I could start from scratch. When I saw it would take 12 hours, I decided to press the "SKIP" button to just reformat. Now, though, It keeps saying "File Format Error: Unable to reformat drive" (Or something along these lines...).

    Any ideas of what to do???
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000


    Mar 30, 2005
    Try to reformat it again with the original cd.
  3. wayland1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
    I was able to partition the drive as empty space in disk utility, then I was able to erase the disk and reformat as I wished.

    Thanks for the help though!

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