Question Maxtor & Seagate drives, used as APV's not recognised by Windows

Jan 12, 2020
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I have a Maxtor4 and a Seagate external drive which for some time I have used as APV's to record TV. Deciding to revert to original purpose I find that Windows will not recognise them. Is there any way I can reformat them for Windows?
I appreciate any help but my 85 year brain doesn't take well to tech-jargon so please keep it simple! Thank you!
 
Jan 12, 2020
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The Seagate one was visible, I have initialised and formatted that one. It is now usable.
The Maxtor is visible in Device Manager/Disk drives but not when I access Disk Management/Partitions.
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