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External NTFS Drive not recognized in Vista



 
 
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Old November 1st 07, 07:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
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Default External NTFS Drive not recognized in Vista

Hi. If I connect my WD Passport 160GB formated with NTFS filesystem it shows
as RAW in vista, and it tells me to format it. Works in XP but Vista wont
accept the NTFS format it seems. Works perfect with Fat32, but then I'll have
to have 5 partitions of 30GB and that isnt really an option.

Any Ideas?
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Old June 15th 08, 04:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
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Default External NTFS Drive not recognized in Vista


Well, I'm sure you've figured something out by now, but I had a similar
problem with a new drive I had formatted in XP and now put into an
external enclosure and tried to use it in Vista. I got Vista to
recognize the partition and data that was on it by:

Go into computer management and right click on the disk you want Vista
to recognize.

Click the "Mark Partition as Active" choice from the menu.

Then just set the drive letter and path from the same right click menu.

This should set your drive as active and vista should be able to read
it now and see it as an NTFS formatted drive.


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Old June 15th 08, 04:42 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
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Default External NTFS Drive not recognized in Vista

On Sun, 15 Jun 2008 05:06:45 +0100, Jebelbryan
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Well, I'm sure you've figured something out by now,


Since you are replying to the ONLY post in a thread that began on
November 1, 2007 - over SEVEN months ago - that's a safe bet.

but I had a similar
problem with a new drive I had formatted in XP and now put into an
external enclosure and tried to use it in Vista. I got Vista to
recognize the partition and data that was on it by:

Go into computer management and right click on the disk you want Vista
to recognize.

Click the "Mark Partition as Active" choice from the menu.

Then just set the drive letter and path from the same right click menu.

This should set your drive as active and vista should be able to read
it now and see it as an NTFS formatted drive.


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Old June 15th 08, 04:47 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
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Default External NTFS Drive not recognized in Vista

Nonny schreef in bericht ...
On Sun, 15 Jun 2008 05:06:45 +0100, Jebelbryan
wrote:


Well, I'm sure you've figured something out by now,


Since you are replying to the ONLY post in a thread that began on
November 1, 2007 - over SEVEN months ago - that's a safe bet.


Maybe he love history :-)

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