|Thanks for suggestions. I tried shrinking the volume in disc management from 160 gb to 120. I created 3 drives by shrinking the volume twice. I now have an 8gb partition, a 120 gb partition and a 32gb partition. The 120 gb successfully formatted using ntfs. The other 2 partitions failed to format successfully. |
In answer to the question, I do have seagate Seatools on my Acer netbook but have not tested this hard drive with it.
However, I now have the bulk of this hard drive as fully useable by shrinking the volume. I have tested it by copying some mp3 music onto the 120 gb partition and it works flawlessly.
I was getting some error messages about not having sufficient rights to format the other 2 partitions
Thanks enormously for responses..
I also suspect that the drive was not originally initialised until I did it.