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PC wont recognise drive

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#1 sceadugenga


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Posted 27 March 2016 - 08:14 PM

A friend has given me some old internal drives  I use in a dock for storage and back up.

They work great with one exception, a Mac drive that he said I would need to rformat for my windows 7 machine. 


Initially the drive did not show up but I found it with Disk Management and followed the instructions here,




Partitioning and Formatting the Drive

We can use the Windows Disk Management tool to fix partition and file system issues with the drive. If you see that the drive is unpartitioned and is full of “unallocated space,” you’ll want to create a new partition on it. This will allow Windows and other operating systems to use it.

To do so, right-click inside the unallocated space, select New Simple Volume, and go through the wizard to create a new partition.


But the "new simple volume" option will not highlight.


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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 27 March 2016 - 08:47 PM

Left Click on the box that says disk 7 to select it then right click and select initialize. The disk needs to be initialized first before you can create a simple volume and format it.

#3 sceadugenga

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 09:33 PM

Fantastic, worked straight away.


Thank you.

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