Remove Western Digital Smartware Virtual CD?

May 7, 2012 at 18:19:22
Specs: WinXP, Win7, AMD Athlon64 X2 5600+
Have a 2TB USB 2.0 Western Digital My Book Essential that comes bundled with software that loads itself as a virtual drive. I would like to remove this, but cannot figure out how. WD provides a tool to hide the virtual drive, but it doesn't remove it, so you cannot reclaim the partition.

A Google query results with the following suggestions that I tried, but to no avail:

•Use a USB formatting tool from HP
•Use Disk Utility from within Ubuntu
•Run the Windows install disc, and format the HD drive from within the setup routine

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May 7, 2012 at 18:41:17
Found a possible solution:

Will have to try it, but as a last resort since it'll void the warranty.

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