My computer platform: Windows XP
My friend borrowed my 1TB Buffalo External Hard Disk. He returned the Hard Disk to me after a few week. He said that my external Hard Disk had problem and could not be used since he borrowed.
Here's the problem that I found:
1. The External Hard Disk appear in the system tray when plug in my computer. However it does not show up in the Windows Explorer.
2. I tried to use Swiss Knife to partition and format the Harddisk. However when I click on the Hard Disk icon, the following error appear:
3. I then tried to use EaseUS Partition Master to partition and format the Hard Disk. To my surprise, the external hard disk showing:
Basic MBR 2.00 TB / Unallocated 2.00 TB
I then tried to create a partition with 300 GB with NTFS file system. However the following error appear when format the partition:
There are some error occurred while writing partition chains on disk.
Why the storage change from 1.00 TB to 2.00 TB? My friend told me that he did nothing with the hard disk. He never use the hard disk.
Is the problem caused by the "additional 1.00 TB"?
What is the problem with my external hard disk?
How can I create partition and format my external hard disk?
Thanks and best regards