Formatting HDD

Frost17

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I have a hdd that was in another computer and was having problems. I installed it in a different desktop. Bios recognizes it, and device manager recognizes it as well. But the driver signing does not come up in Disk Management or in my computer. Is there still a way to format the disk so I do not have to scrap this hdd?
 

Raffaz

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You can just use your XP CD to do this, im assuming thats what your using
 

setishock

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Find the maker of the drive. Go to their website and get the testing software. Maxblast is for maxtor and lifeguard is for western digital. Follow the instructions for making a boot floppy. Run the tests and see if the drive's any good to start with. If so then recertify the drive.
 
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