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Unable to Format a Hard drive in Win 8
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Offline Carl2 Topic starter
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Unable to Format a Hard drive in Win 8


I have 2 500 Gb hard drives that were configured in a raid array, I switched to SSD's and tried to use a drive in a win 8 computer.  The drive will not format, I tried to share the drive but the computer will not let me do that because it can not read the drive. 
Any work way to format this drive?
Carl2

Posted May 27, 2013, 13:28:19 PM Logged

Offline Data
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Re: Unable to Format a Hard drive in Win 8


Have a look in the windows 8 built in Disk Manager, you should be able to see any problems and or format the drive from there.

Here is a link of how to get to Disk Manager:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/disk-management-windows-8.htm

Posted May 27, 2013, 13:46:07 PM Logged

Offline Carl2 Topic starter
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Re: Unable to Format a Hard drive in Win 8


Big Thank you again.  Only took a few minutes once I found it. Formatted it and wrote on it.
Carl2

Posted May 27, 2013, 21:46:46 PM Logged

Offline sybershot
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Re: Unable to Format a Hard drive in Win 8


was about to sugest another suggestion if that did not work, Glad to hear you got it working  thumbsup

Posted May 27, 2013, 21:52:04 PM Logged

Offline Carl2 Topic starter
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Re: Unable to Format a Hard drive in Win 8


 I just ran into this problem again, I have one of the 500 Gb drives not used and formatted that I put into the computer and it did not show up in Explorer, I tried formatting it in computer management, it came out as a master boot and  still did not show up in Explorer.  I just tried computer management again, I made a simple volume and this time assigned a drive letter to it labeling it storage.  It is now visible and available for storage.
Carl2

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