Ever since it first appeared in Windows 2000, Disk Management has been THE
tool to use to manage hard disks (and anything else that can get a "drive"
letter, like optical drives, USB flash drives, etc.), including creating and
formatting partitions. Microsoft buried Disk Management so deeply under
multiple mouse-clicks that many users (even many Windows veterans) have not
found it yet, 9 years later. :>(
The quickest way to Disk Management in Vista is just to press the Start key,
type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8064.0206) in Win7 Ultimate x64 7000
"BBTrekkie" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I bought the western digital wd10eacs 1 tb drive and the proper esata
> Vista finds it as a USB - but only can see it in device manager - I
> cannot see it in my computer to format it. BUT the properties in DM say
> it is working properly.
> When I Plug it in using the eSata I get the same thing.
> I can see it using device manager but I cannot access it - or see it
> from my computer so I can format it.
> can anyone help?