Why do I get Access denied when emptying external drive

Iomega 250 gb external hard drive
March 19, 2015 at 18:35:39
Specs: Windows XP
I have copied all files from my external hard drive to my PC, now I need to delete all files from my external hard drive so that I can format it to Apple ( macbook air ) but I get a message that says "Identity-h Access Denied" and "Flash 10c.ocx Access Denied" as my hard drive must be empty to format what do I do????
My Drive is Hitachi Astrotek N11360

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#1
March 19, 2015 at 19:41:25
It shouldn't need to be empty in order to do the format.

If you're going to change it to an apple format you should probably connect it to the macbook and partition and format it there.


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#2
March 19, 2015 at 20:22:46
My Mac does not even recognize the drive and I have been told it will not if it has anything on it at all!!!

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#3
March 19, 2015 at 22:54:10
I don't know macs anymore but that doesn't sound right. You may need to repost in the mac forum or someone else may post in and clear it up.

In the meantime you can format it on your PC. As a matter of fact you can go into disk management and delete the partition. That will leave the entire drive as unallocated space and the mac shouldn't have a problem setting it up then--well assuming there's not some other reason why the mac isn't seeing it.

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