I am running MS 7 on a Dell Deminsion e-520. My problem is that I had to remove all periphials in order to install a new video card and optical drive. I have two external drives #1 is a Western Digital 500 Gb SSD; the other (the one I am having trouble with) is a Seagate 1Tb Free Agent. The drive was working properly before I disconected it. Now when I plug it in my PC does not recognize the drive. I have tried to format it but after several minutes I get "Windows failed to format the disk:" no explination as to why not. After some manipulating I was able to bring up a property view of the disk which showed it as full, listed the file table as NFST. I know that it isn't full. I have tried every thing I can think of but I am at a loss as what to do. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
When I pull up Computer from the start menu the drive shows up but there isn't a usage bar showing total available space nor space used. When I click on the drive nothing happens, the working icon comes up, is spinning, but nothing happens and I get Not Responding and have to reset desktop.
Edited by OldSalt48, 20 April 2014 - 10:04 AM.