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Re-format Secondary hard drive without hurting

by Buddybearman / January 7, 2006 12:22 PM PST

the primary. I have 2 hard drive on my comp, I would like to reformat the secondary but do not want to change or corrupt the primary. Do I just disconnect the primary and boot off secondary and reformat with xp disk?

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You should be able to do it from within XP
by Ray Harinec / January 7, 2006 12:32 PM PST

disk management without disconnecting anything.

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It's easier on XP
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 7, 2006 12:35 PM PST

Open the Control Panel, double click on the "Administrative Tools" icon, then the "Computer Management" icon, then click once on "Disk Management" on the left side of the screen to highlight it. On the right side you should now see the connected drives on your computer. RIGHT click on the secondary drive, choose "Format" and follow the prompts to format the drive. The secondary drive will be formatted without damaging the primary C: drive.

Hope this helps.


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