"You need to format the disk in drive (X) before..."

Discussion in 'HFS for Windows' started by kevludwig, Nov 16, 2011.

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  1. kevludwig
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    Hi,

    I recently purchased and installed Paragon HFS+ for Windows. I use it for file transfers between a Mac computer and a Windows 7 (64 bit) computer using my iPod nano in disk mode.

    Every time I plug the iPod into my Windows computer, I get the message "You need to format the disk in drive (X) before you can use it..." However, it still shows up in Windows Explorer so I just cancel the message each time.

    I can read and write to it just fine on the Windows machine (and no problems on my Mac). However, when I look at it using Disk Manager it shows it as "RAW" format (not HFS+). And usually when I try to eject it I get a message that the disk is still in use, even when it isn't.

    Any ideas on how to fix these issues...?

    I tried submitting a support request on the Paragon website but Paragon HFS for Windows is not in the drop-down list.

    Thanks much,
    Kevin
  2. kevludwig
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    kevludwig Registered Member

    UPDATE: I couldn't eject the iPod from Windows so I just restarted Windows (without removing the iPod). Now the iPod has been corrupted and is giving me the message that it has to be restored using iTunes.

    So now I have to plug it into my home computer to get it working again... needless to say I'm not happy with Paragon HFS for Windows at the moment.

    Kevin
  3. fredhammer
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    fredhammer Registered Member

    I think there is a problem with Windows 7 64-bit.
    I have the same problem you described with a USB external hard drive.
    I could retrieve some info. Not sure if I should erase that little DOS partition that was probably created by Paragon.
    I have been waiting for support for the last week.

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  4. fredhammer
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    fredhammer Registered Member

    Nobody has any clue?
    Can i erase the EFI partition without touching the HFS partition?
  5. ktjensen
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    ktjensen Registered Member

    Am having the same problems. It was working fine, until I rebooted, then I get the message about needing to reformat the USB drive. I have files on there I wish to keep. Does anyone have any solutions? Will be emailing PARAGON for support soon.

    according to the support knowledge base, I need an apple computer to repair the HFS+ drive. but I do not have an apple computer. Does anyone know of a repair tool under win7 for HFS+ drives?
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  6. ktjensen
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    ktjensen Registered Member

    This software is running now. had to get a NEWEST version from the tech supprt guys at Paragon. the downloaded purchased version will have problems.
  7. bugmenot2
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    bugmenot2 Registered Member

    Don't create GPT partition tables, create msdos ones. Use some software like gparted.
  8. bugmenot2
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    bugmenot2 Registered Member

    Paragon HFS+ for Windows 9.0 does not work on 64 bit systems.
  9. Paragon_Matt
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    Paragon_Matt Paragon Moderator

    Actually it fully supports 64 bit OS's usually the problems reside with the UAC controls within Windows 7 systems and blocking the driver from being started properly after the system restarts.
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