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PC won't see HD after PS2 format
PC won't see HD after PS2 format –
I formatted an HDD with HDAdvance, and the PS2 recognizes it, no problem, but the PS2 shuts down for no apparent reason before I can finish backing up a game, so I plugged it into my PC via USB enclosure, and now it does not detect a partition. I probably just need to format it again but I can't do that because it does not get a drive letter. Any ideas?
You can't view the contents of a PFS formatted drive on a PC... 'cept through PFS Explorer (buggy and not recommened) and WinHIIP (better than HDadvance anyway).
does he say hes using pfs explorer or hdadvance im guessing hes using a usb harddrive so winhiip and hdadvance wouldnt be much use to him anyways. does the ps2 still recognise the drive if so format it in usbadvance then see. if that doesnt help your gonna have to use fdisk in dos
Last edited by loumicky2002; 11-03-2006 at 06:04 AM.
Please don't post advice without having read the original post fully.
Originally Posted by loumicky2002
The very first phrase in the very first sentence of that post was this:
So the guy is using HDA, and this also implies that his HDD connects to the PS2 via IDE, not via USB. And that eliminates all relevance of your advice, since it was based on a false assumption.
Originally Posted by Glass
Of course, the original mistake was for 'Glass' to post his question here, since this subforum is dedicated to USB-connected HDD usage. So the best advice for him is to bring his question to the "IDE HDD discussion" forum, where it belongs.
Best regards: dlanor
Last edited by dlanor; 11-03-2006 at 02:50 PM.
Good edit there. I always click on New Posts and never read which forum they're in.
if thats the case why does he keep taking his drive out to plug into pc as he can just ftp the games onto his machine without the effort or strain on his system of plugging and unplugging his harddrive
looks like hes gonna have to fdisk his drive to get it back under windows and lose all data on the drive