Re-Format WD Hard Drive, not recognized on PC [Solved/Closed]

Dingbat126a 2 Posts Thursday January 21, 2016Registration date January 21, 2016 Last seen - Jan 21, 2016 at 05:55 AM - Latest reply: Boogieman_WD 275 Posts Friday October 10, 2014Registration dateCertified CCM ContributorStatus October 19, 2016 Last seen
- Jan 25, 2016 at 10:36 AM
My son connected a western digital 2tb hard drive to his X-Box 1 and formatted it. Is there any way I can get it to be recognised on my PC using Windows 10? When I connect it to the USB input, the PC makes a chime showing that the Hard drive is connected, but it is not recognised and does not show up in "my PC", and I cannot consequently re-format so I can use it any advice gratefully received, cheers, Neil
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Boogieman_WD 275 Posts Friday October 10, 2014Registration dateCertified CCM ContributorStatus October 19, 2016 Last seen - Jan 21, 2016 at 10:36 AM
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Hey there, Dingbat126a.

Have you checked if the drive is recognized in Disk Management? If it is recognized, here's how partition and format it: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=Fk8woD
If that doesn't help, you could try to low level format the drive (a.k.a. Write Zeros), with DLG (Data Lifeguard). Here's how to do it: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=cCyaaM Just select "Quick Erase" instead of "Full Erase", because it is a lot faster. After that you'd have to initialize the drive, then partition and format it as if it was a brand new internal HDD. Here's how to initialize it: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=qCbEaA , as for the partition and formatting - you can refer to the link above.

Hope that helps. Please let me know how it goes.
Boogieman_WD

Thank you, Boogieman_WD 5

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Dingbat126a 2 Posts Thursday January 21, 2016Registration date January 21, 2016 Last seen - Jan 21, 2016 at 10:59 AM
Boogieman_WD, you are a star, worked perfectly, really appreciate the advice, thank you so much......
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Boogieman_WD 275 Posts Friday October 10, 2014Registration dateCertified CCM ContributorStatus October 19, 2016 Last seen - Jan 25, 2016 at 10:36 AM
I'm glad I was able to help guys.

Cheers! :)