Wd external hard drive cannot be formated

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Hyp3r T3nSiOn - Nov 8, 2009 at 12:17 AM
 VENVEN - Dec 30, 2010 at 09:18 PM
Hello,
Hello,
My External Western Digital disk is not working and it is a pocket device so i cannot change how it is connected....
The device is a 320gb Passport Essential
Model: WDBAAA3200ABK
when i plug it in to my vista pc i can find it in disk management
and it is seen as an unknown device.... when i try to enable with MBR it says: Incorrect function
i have run out of ideas...

it does not even appear on disk management on my xp personal computer....
This problem is recent and has not happened before.

PS: I had put this under the wrong section

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Hyp3r T3nSiOn
Nov 10, 2009 at 10:26 AM
I was wondering if there is any solution to this problem...
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Nov 8, 2009 at 01:23 AM
hi there,

i will suggest you to format it by using

hp disk format tool, you need to repeat the format three times

download it from link below:

https://ccm.net/downloads/tools/4639-hp-usb-disk-storage-format-tool/

Thanks
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Hyp3r T3nSiOn
Nov 8, 2009 at 05:22 AM
i have tried to do what you have told me
but when i try to format it using that tool
it says that there is no media in the specified device
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Hyp3r T3nSiOn > Hyp3r T3nSiOn
Nov 8, 2009 at 05:35 AM
on m vista computer
it said that the disk was write protected....
how can i change that?
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THANKS CLOSEUP22!! VERY USEFUL TOOL
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