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Old 08-21-2004, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cannot reformat a SATA Hard Disk :-(


Could anyone please advise how to reformat a single Maxtor SATA 150 Hard Disk Drive installed into a Soltek SFF PC?.

Basically WindowsXP has been put onto the hard disk just to make sure everything's working however now needs to be deleted and/or the hard disk reformatted.

Unable to recognise a SATA hard disk with the boot disk :-(

Placing the WindowsXP cd-rom into one of the drives won't give the option to reformat

Your help is appreciated.

Thank you.

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Old 08-21-2004, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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uhhh, take out the hd, put it in an other pc, and reformat there. The reson y u cant format is cuz ur botted in wondows, taht is in the partition u wana format..
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