reformat slave drive....

dorfman

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Ok here is the back story.

My computer died. I think it was the processor died. Anyways..

I ripped out the harddrive since I did not want to loose all of my music, I got a new computer, stuffed the old hard drive in there, took all of my stuff that i needed off of the old hard drive and put it on the new one

And now, I have a second hard drive with a bunch of useless data on it, (including xp) that I want to just wipe the thing and use it as an external (once I get a case for it)

How do I do so? How do I delete everything off of the slave drive?
 

berry120

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If it shows up in my computer (I'm assuming you're using windows on the new computer?) you should be able to just right click the drive and select format. If not - what errors are you getting when you try?
 

hemp

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You could go into your HDD settings and reformat it for what ever configuration your computer has ex: FAT and then it shoudl be fine.
 

A True Folder

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Use disk management to delete , recreate and format the old drive.

Right click My Computer > Manage > Disk management

Right Click the old disk and select Delete Volume once that is done recreate the volume (right click, create partition iirc) and format it
 

Tommy Boy

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Use disk management to delete , recreate and format the old drive.

Right click My Computer > Manage > Disk management

Right Click the old disk and select Delete Volume once that is done recreate the volume (right click, create partition iirc) and format it
^^^ This

Do that and you should be good to go.
 
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