I was trying to upgrade my laptop from Windows Vista to Windows 7. In the process, I tried to burn the .img file to my external hard drive (Maxtor 3200). I had forgotten that my external hard drive is actually different from a usb stick, even though it connects by usb. Anyway, after trying to burn the .img file using a program called win32DiskImager (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Win32DiskImager
), everything on my USB was wiped. I didn't really have anything that important on my hard drive, but that isn't really my issue. The BIG issue is that now my external hard drive is not recognized as a hard drive, but is instead recognized as a DVD drive. This means when I right click the icon, I can't format the drive because it just looks like an empty disk drive. How do I reformat my drive and get it working again like it used to?
Edit: Actually, my drive doesn't appear at all. I've tried it on two computers and powered it both on and off. The disk drive spools up just fine, and in the device manager when I go to populate the volumes of the Maxtor 3200 disk drive, it sees the disk drive but reads:
Disk: Disk 5
Status: not initialized
Partition style: not applicable
Unallocated space: 0MB
Reserved space: 0MB
Edited by ghost141, 22 April 2012 - 03:04 AM.