01-02-2011 10:18 AM
Hi everyone: I have a My Passport drive. I tried to use it for DISH Network storage. My DVR reformatted the drive, only to tell me that I couldn't use it. Now I can't seem to get it back to use with my PC. All I am seeing is WD SmartWare. Anyone know how to reformat it?? I know I will lose everything... I already have. Please help!!
01-02-2011 10:31 AM
This will delete everything. Go into disk management make sure you have the correct drive right click and delete volume and then reformat.
01-02-2011 10:40 AM
Thanks for the response, Joe! When I go into Disk Management (or even My Computer), the only thing that I see is F: WD SmartWare. When I right-click that, it won't allow me to delete. That option is there, but not accessible.
01-02-2011 11:33 AM
Try moving the USB cable to a different port and see if it is recognized then or on another PC.
01-02-2011 09:56 PM
01-03-2011 06:44 AM
"Can you read sector 0 with a disc editor?"
I don't really understand the above statement. Sorry!!
As far as the scans... will that work if my PC doesn't even recognize the drive? Basically, when I plug it into my PC, I get SmartWare, but not the actual storage. It doesn't show up and the SmartWare section tells me there's no writable storage available.
01-03-2011 01:36 PM
Try enabling autorun and see if anything comes up.
01-03-2011 02:09 PM
When I plug the drive in, the WD SmartWare folder automatically opens. There is no storage drive, which is weird. There is an Autorun folder in the SmartWare folder, but when I open or click on that, Notepad opens and it says:
open="WD SmartWare.exe" autoplay=true
01-03-2011 02:36 PM