So I have this old external hard drive that is unrecognizable when plugged in USB, on a good note I installed it in my laptop where my laptop hard disk sits, and I was able to mount the disk in Puppy Linux, and recover all my info, so thats good, I have all my stuff backed up. What I need help with, Is I want to reformat the disk so I can use it as an external hard drive again, I was hoping this was possible with Puppy Linux, I just need help reformatting the disk in Puppy Linux and hopefully being able to plug it into a windows 7 machine and using it again as an external hard drive, Right now its unrecognizable but Puppy Linux finds it and I have everything I need off of it. I want to reformat it and hopefully be able to use it again. Thank you guys for your help, best place on the net to get help, Just wanted to say thank you in advance, I would like to do this as soon as possible so I will be around all night tonight and I have multiple computers so While I am in Linux I can still communicate back and forth, Thank you Is it even possible to wipe and reformat it so windows recognizes it as a drive? And then I can use it as an external hard drive again? Like I said all the data is backed up im ready to roll Hopefully it is possible... If not then no worries, I can back stuff up on it through Linux but thats a hassle to unscrew my hard disk cover and take them in and out each time.... Well lemme know and Thank you again!!! Linux has no problem finding it so thats what led me to believe its savable lol Thanks
EDIT: I have ran disk checks on the disk using Seagates HDD Disk Check I aquried from Bleeping Computer, it passes the short test but fails the long test, I just wanna wipe it and reformat it, and if it doesnt work oh well, no worries I got the data off of it so I am not too worried about it
Edited by Cephalon, 03 October 2012 - 09:57 PM.