Posted 29 November 2008 - 12:32 PM
Yes, Go to start settings, control panel, and then open Administrative Tools.
From there open Computer Management and click Disk Management, Right click ON THE EXTERNAL Drive and Choose Format using the NTFS option
and whatever the default cluster size is.
What you're doing is initializing the Disk.
Be Careful not to Format the Wrong disk, or your computer may not Boot.