i ran a chkdsk /f on it which fixed it enough so XP can access it now, i can browse the folders and copy data from it.
i want to erase all the data on it and use it as a back up hard drive. when i right click on it in explorer and go to properties then click format, it goes through the process then stalls out at the end and just sits there. i have to click cancel, the drive is the same as it was, everything is still there. how can i get rid of the data that's on it so it's clean? do i need to format it to do this or manually go through and delete everything?
Edited by clain, 12 January 2010 - 02:07 PM.