External hard drive from Mac to Windows issue

Seagate Momentus 5400.2 60gb hard drive
October 20, 2009 at 06:51:57
Specs: Windows XP
I have used this external hard drive on a Mac and might have formatted it on the Mac as well. Now I don't have the Mac anymore and need to use it on Windows. How do I get Windows to recognize the drive without having to go back to a Mac to change the FAT32/NTFS situation? I just want to format the drive on Windows and start fresh on Windows but Windows doesn't recognise the drive at all. I don't own a Mac anymore. Please help!

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October 20, 2009 at 08:34:27
Gparted can help you format the drive, I think.


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October 20, 2009 at 10:16:48


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October 20, 2009 at 12:37:53
Disk Management 'should' see the drive and format/partition it.

Right click 'My Computer' > Manage > Storage > Disk Management.

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