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Linksys Format

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by BOB THEDOG, Dec 28, 2004.


    BOB THEDOG Member me?

    Dec 17, 2004
    Hello all!

    My issue revolves around a USB harddrive thatwas formatted for use with a Linsys (bad, bad co.) USB network storage link (NSLU2). Once you attach the NLSU2 to a network and send commands to it, it will format the attached USB drive. After this, it can no longer be seen by Windows (as a drive). From what I have read on the web, its some sort of Linux formatting. Linksys has been no help whatsoever (try talking to a woman in India about technical issues) so I have sworn their products off for good.

    So now I've got a new Iomega 250 gb drive thats no use on Windows.

    Does anybody know of a way to reformat this drive without opening the case and formatting it in a laptop? Windows only sees it as a USB device but not a formattable drive.

    BTW, the NSLU2 is a peice of crap, I should know I have two that no longer hold settings.
  2. NetNinja

    NetNinja Always Faithful

    Oct 23, 2001
    HotLanta, GA
    Try this.

    If you are using Win2k or windows XP go into computer management

    Right click on the My Computer Icon and select Manage.

    Go into Disk management and see if you computer sees the USB device.

    I had this problem before and I was able to format a HArd Drive this way.