So basically my friends TV cant read his 1TB external drive and me being the village tech guy, I have to fix it. Sigh. It's NTFS at the moment, which I believe to be the problem. When I go to format it in windows, it only has exFAT and NTFS, this is because windows can only format drives up to 32GB in FAT32. I can get 3rd party software to format it, thats not the problem, the problem is windows being able to recognize the drive after I format it. Which brings us to the thread title. ??? Happy Valentines in a week.