Hard drives from bt vision box

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iantigue Posts 2 Registration date Saturday September 20, 2014 Status Member Last seen September 21, 2014 - Sep 20, 2014 at 03:19 PM
R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017 - Sep 22, 2014 at 09:38 AM
how do I unlock a hard drive that came from a bt vision box so that I can use it as a external hard drive

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,830
Sep 20, 2014 at 03:31 PM
You need to format using FAT32.

In Windows 7
right click on Computer
select Manage
select Disk Management
Find the new drive and right click on it
Select Format

Good Luck
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iantigue Posts 2 Registration date Saturday September 20, 2014 Status Member Last seen September 21, 2014
Sep 21, 2014 at 12:40 PM
what if the drive is not showing I read a bit about hard drives from bt vision boxes being locked I think I will have to get a tower so I can work on it
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R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017 153
Sep 22, 2014 at 09:38 AM
Hi,
If I were you, I would check with the manufacturer if the drive is hardware encrypted. If it is, it is highly unlikely to access the drive and use it normally in any device, different from the original. Before any other formatting attempts, I would check that.

Let us know if you managed to deal with the situation.
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