What you need to do is assign the drive a letter in disk management. It appears as if it lost this when you formatted with the tv. Without being assigned a drive letter you will not be able to see the drive under My Computer.
In disk management, you can right-click the wd drive. Select format and let it format, if it does not come up, right click again and select "Change drive letters" and assign anything you want it to be.
Let me know if formatting the drive again in Disk Management has fixed the problem.
it wont allow me to give it a letter
Did you try to format the drive in disk management first?
everything is greyed a part from delete volume and help
Everything except delete volume and help? Or just delete volume and help is greyed?
except delete volume and help
Ok, lets try to delete volume and after we can format (make sure this is the wd passport hdd that you want to format as it will erase all data).
Let me know if that was succesful.
i deleted volume but know its not there anymore
Disconnect and reconnect the hdd from your pc
Let me know if the PC recognizes it.
its showing up where it says disk 0 disk 1
under disk management
In disk managment? Right-click, does it give you options?
convert to dynamic disk, convert mbr, properties
Is there any white space to the left of that Disk?
yes, it says 465.73 GB unallocated
Right click on that open space, what options do you get?
new simple volume
That is all?
properties and help
Ok, lets do a new simple volume. Let me know the options you get along the way.
it has come up with new simple volume wizard
Ok, lets go through it step by step. Let me know the options you have to choose from along the way.
specify volume size
Use the entire drive size of your wd hdd
assign driver letter or path
Go ahead and pick anything not in use.
What options? NTFS FAT32? Choose NTFS
Oops, just use the default, sorry
Anything you want to name it such as "WD Passport"
2 check box, perform quick format and enable file and folder compression
Just check quick format and start it up
By start it up I mean proceed with the format.
its working know
Ok, let me know when its done and if you can see it in my computer.
i can see it in my computer
Awesome, you should be good now!
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