Diskpart Mess in my Windows XP Pro

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- Sep 12, 2010 at 06:41 PM
I was trying to make a USB bootable for the installation of windows 7. I followed the guide in this website:

https://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-detailed-100-working-guide/

I did steps 1 to 4. My 4GB flash drive was plugged and so was my 400GB external hdd (Phillips). It was too late when I realized that I did step 4 on my external hdd.
STEP 4:

SELECT DISK 1

CLEAN

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

SELECT PARTITION 1

ACTIVE

FORMAT FS=NTFS

(Format process may take few seconds) - this actually didnt take place (I dont know why)

ASSIGN

EXIT


Now, I cant open my external hdd - it always says your drive needs to be formatted.

What should I do? I am not that computer savvy (my OS is Windows XP SP2). I really hope someone can help me in this mess. Thank you very much.

HP 6510b
Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 2.0GHZ
1GB DDRAM
80GB HDD
Windows XP Service Pack 2

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jack4rall
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Sep 12, 2010 at 06:41 PM
Hello,

Try this 1.

Right-click on your external drive --> Properties. If the "File System" is RAW, then

may be partition got damaged or corrupted.

Click on the below link and download the file.

https://download.cnet.com/MiniTool-Power-Data-Recovery-Free-Edition/3000-2248_4-10561431.html?part=dl-6285158&subj=dl&tag=button

Select the option "Damaged Partition Recovery". It will recover the data from the

damaged partition.

Good Luck.
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