I have a brand new western digital My Book external hard drive that will not format.
I think I made one save to it a few weeks ago and did one format so I could do different save.
The next time I went to use it, a few days ago, it would not format and was disappearing from the tree on explorer and reappearing a few seconds later.
After several attempts to format it disappeared from the tree all together but reappeared this A.M.
Now It says it is not allocated nor partitioned.
I have tried to partition it and it will not take.
It shows as a drive on windows explorer but its will not save.
It says it is not formated. When I try to format it I get a code that says the formating was not successful.
IT is driving me buggy.
I have tried about 3 different programs to do the formating, all unsuccessfully.
I am stumped. Any ideas that will help is greatly appreciated.
I use XP.
Thanks a million