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Help trying to reformat a mac hard drive to windows

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As above took out a hard drive from my ibook g4, and can't reformat to work with window's any ideas?? Read More
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
As above took out a hard drive from my ibook g4, and can't reformat to work with window's any ideas??
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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Use the GParted Live CD/USB. It should be able to read your drive and format it to NTFS
#2
What happens when you try? And how are you trying?
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EndlessWaves
What happens when you try? And how are you trying?


Windows see's the drive as normal, when i try to format it start's then fail's to complete.
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markrfc
Windows see's the drive as normal, when i try to format it start's then fail's to complete.


Are you trying through My Computer/Computer or Disk Management? Does it give any error message when it fails?
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EndlessWaves
Are you trying through My Computer/Computer or Disk Management? Does it give any error message when it fails?


trying again now.

No error messages just say's windows failed to complete the format. through my computer
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markrfc
trying again now.

No error messages just say's windows failed to complete the format. through my computer


Try right-clicking on my computer and then choosing manage. Once that's opened up then have a look at disk management and see if that shows anything obvious (you may also be able to try to format from there).

If you can't get it to work from windows then I'd second the GParted recommendation.

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