problem formatting networked secondary hard drive
Posted on 2004-09-05
I had 2 hard drives in my machine, both connected to my LAN, when i got a new hard drive i transfered all the data to that from the second hard drive as i need to use that for another machine, it was still connected to the network and had some files left that wouldn't delete, i tried to do a format on the new machine but it said cannot format a network drive, so i connected back to my machine and did a format from windows, however when it was nearly done it hanged and wouldn't move any further, it also was making strange noises, i restarted the machine and now it wouldn't even detect it! and took ages to even detect my primary drive!, i put back the new drive and everything was fine, i tried the format again in the other machine and the same error, although this time it had problems reading the drive, i hope i haven't broken it, don't see i could have though? can anyone help me fix this problem?