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    Feb 18, 2008
    External Hard Drive Issue
    So I have an external hard drive that I have been using for back ups for several months, but now I get an error message that says, "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer". I looked up other peoples issues with this, and they have used things like disk warrior to fix it, but I am not very interested in saving what's on the hard drive anyways. I just want to clear out the hard drive and start fresh. All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Dec 11, 2009
    2.4Ghz, 2Gb, 160HDD & 10.6.2 / Aluminum Keybaord & Mighty Mouse / WD MyBook 1TB
    Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility > Click on your External Hard Drive > Erase Tab > Mac OS Extended (Journaled) > Erase Button and then after it's erased if you need to format it to the mac then go a head and do that. If you don't know how just google it, you will find the answer in the first 1-3 links no doubt.

    PM me if you have any questions, I'm more then happy to help.

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    Member Since
    Feb 18, 2008
    Here's the thing, I can't even get Disk Utility to open, let alone do anything to the drive.

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    Jan 04, 2010
    Macbook Intel 2.4 GHz, 2 GB, 160 GB Hitachi HTS542516K9SA00 Media, OS X 10.6, Win 7 Via BootCamp
    I tried erasing before with Mac Os Extended (Journaled). But the unmounting disk procedure last for so long so i had to quit it.

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