Solved External Hard Drive is not showing up after DBAN wipe?

November 1, 2017 at 13:51:59
Specs: Windows 10
I only see it under Devices and Printers. Please help!I just wiped it and plugged it into my PC, but it only shows up under Devices and Printers, but I can't do anything. What do I do? Do I have to download the WD Setup?

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November 1, 2017 at 16:58:50
You need to use Disk Manager and create a new partition out of the free space (raw) and then partition it.
If this does not work and one of your drive is a Western Digital drive then download Acronis WD free version from WD web site and use that to create the partition and format it.
On the program you used there may have been an option to really destroy the drive because you were throwing out, if this option is there and you chose it then it may have removed the drive's core program that makes it work. I do not know DBan but a few years ago there was a wipe program that did this and the drives were not salvageable after that option was used.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



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November 1, 2017 at 13:55:29
Go into disk management and partition and format it.

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November 1, 2017 at 14:09:19
Whch one? MBR or GPT?

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November 1, 2017 at 14:23:44
I used GPT, but nothing's happening. I can't format it.
It still isn't reading it either.

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November 1, 2017 at 16:58:50
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You need to use Disk Manager and create a new partition out of the free space (raw) and then partition it.
If this does not work and one of your drive is a Western Digital drive then download Acronis WD free version from WD web site and use that to create the partition and format it.
On the program you used there may have been an option to really destroy the drive because you were throwing out, if this option is there and you chose it then it may have removed the drive's core program that makes it work. I do not know DBan but a few years ago there was a wipe program that did this and the drives were not salvageable after that option was used.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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