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I zeroed the disk I can't formatted

I have two hard drives. I zeroed one disk. XP windows mode cannot detect the drive. I booted safe mode with prompt. There I could identify the disk but I could not format it. What I could do with that disk?

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What about the step before the format?

You didn't tell if you created a partition yet. We can't format until we have a partition to format.

Sorry but many are not wanting to explore such arcana and I can't tell if this will offend you but tell the forum about the partition creation step.

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Partitioning disk

I know I have to start by first partitioning the disk but I could not get to the disk to partition it. It is detected on the device manager as a disk working properly, but it does not show on My Computer.

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It should not show on My Computer.

It may show in the disk partition tool in XP. Try that.

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It worked

Got it. It worked, thanks.

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Hope it makes sense now.

For a drive to show in My Computer, it has to have at least a partition. A blank drive (if good!) shows in the BIOS, device manager and disk/drive management.

To recap. Partition then format.

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