Formatting an external hard drive after use on NSLU2

I have a Western Digital 1 TB my book I am recovering for use on another windows system.

When I plug it into a Windows 7 system, it is unable to find the driver HID - but I think this might get fixed by downloading the right driver.  Seems to work without the driver HID anyway, so I continue.

The drive is not visible in Windows Explorer, so I open Manage and go to storage-> disk management.  A window pops up which informed me that "you must initialize a disk before logical disk manager can access it."  I select the disc and use the MBR partition style, and then click OK.  A new pop-up appears with the title "Virtual Disk Manager" and the message 'the system cannot find the file specified.'.

Right, I'll fix that.  Time to get out the heavy artillery.  I run DISKPART, the command line process.  "LIST DISK" shows me what number of disk I need.  'SELECT DISK 1' makes it active.  'CLEAN' it erases.  'CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY' will activate I... Oh. "DiskPart has encountered an error: the system cannot find the file specified. '. Check the log of the events system for more information. ».  Not good.

Any ideas?  The drive was used as backup - disc 2 of a set of two motor external - drive and were reported although the last backup.  I did a lot of research for this and found nothing so far, no idea why the NSLU2 product disk unformattable?

I managed to find a solution to myself.  It was an oversight on my part.

Once I have had reconnected the drive for the system, I started Manage-> Storage-> management of the disks, and then deleted the current partition on the WD My Book.  Then I could add a partition and reformat to NTFS.

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