Uh Oh... External Hard Drive issue!

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

  1. wayland1985 macrumors 6502

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    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

    Reflow

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

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    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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