I upgraded my computer and put my old 200Gb drive in as a slave drive, its been working perfectly, I transfered everything I wanted off it and now I want to format the drive to get rid of the old program files / windows directory and free up space for music and video. In My Computer, I right click on the drive and go to format, choose NTFS, etc., then click Format. It then tells me all the data will be erased, I click OK, and then it stops saying that the something is using the drive. I tried restarting, restarting in safe mode, and nothing seems to let me format the drive. The drive im using now is a SATA II 320 Gb drive, i dont know if this matters, but is there any way to download a free boot-disk format utility or get past this "drive in use" error?
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