Preparing the USB hard disk drive in Windows 2000
Preparing a USB hard disk drive under Windows XP and Windows Vista is almost identical to
Connect the USB hard disk drive to your computer using the USB cable.
Turn on your computer.
The USB device icon should display on the Taskbar.
If the USB hard disk drive is partitioned or has data, it will show up in My
Computer as a hard disk drive icon.
Check the file system by right clicking on the icon and checking under
Properties > General > File System.
If the file system is not FAT32 format, format the USB hard disk drive using the
If the USB hard disk drive is not partitioned, go to Administrative Tools in
Control Panel and launch Computer Management.
Open Disk Management in Storage and right click an unallocated region of
the USB hard disk drive.
Then, click Create Partition.
In the Create Partition wizard, click Next then Primary Partition, and follow
the instructions on the screen.
Make sure that the FAT32 is selected for the file system.
The partition size should be less than 32 GB because of Microsoft limitations.
After formatting is complete, the USB hard disk drive will be added to My
10. Connect the USB hard disk drive to the DVR.