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Formating non windows drive

I got a HDD 40GB from a friend of mine. He had Novell in it. When the drive is connected as master, it starts Novell and repeatedly searches for Novell boot from floppy and CD. I wanted to have windows in that drive and I have connected this drive to another system as a slave and formatted it completely. Now the disk shows that it is empty. My question is, is my process of formatting a Non Windows Drive correct. If not, please guide me to a correct Cnet Tips n Tricks page.
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Some more details to add

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I have more details to add. When I checked the properties of the drive after formating, it was showing that 70MB used, it should have shown 0 bytes used. What is that 70 mb. I cannot see any file even after un-hiding. How can I get back my full hdd space back.

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Sounds fine

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Sounds fine, and if it works, it can't be all wrong now can it?

Also, be sure to branch out a little more. Cnet is a good resource when you're just starting out with computers, but you should outgrow it pretty quickly to be honest. Think of it like the Kindergarten of computer learning. Lays the basic foundation for everything to come, but there's really not a lot of substance. So be sure to master the art of using a search engine like Google to find answers to questions. Probably sooner rather than later, you'll run into a situation way beyond anything Cnet will have information on.

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39.30 GB Novell hard drive

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If you erased the 40 GB Novell hard drive to zero it is ready to install Windows XP on it. I wish you would have said you erased it with this: It would have told you the hard drive passed or failed.

In any event the small 70 MB's missing is correct...they never display to the number listed and it is to complicated to explain here...

Boot to your 40GB hard drive and install Windows XP on it.


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