The external is an IDE but the PC only excepts SATA.
I've tried both Microsoft and Acronis to format it.
I have formatted the external before and it went smoothly, normal amount of time.
I am currently trying to format both a primary and an extended partition on it using my XP OS and it's into the 6th hour and 23% on the 75 gig and 11% on the 150 gig partitions are done.
I've also put it into my old IDE PC with the same result.
There are no error messages.
I think that covers everything.
I hope that helps and I'd really like to get this thing working.
Edited by Johnz414, 20 September 2008 - 05:55 AM.