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Windows will not format it

by penagel / October 16, 2004 9:10 AM PDT

Hi guys:
I have this white label HDD that is 60GB and at first trying to be cheap, I used it as my primary HDD but after a while the boot record would just get corrupted and would not wanna boot. I have since bought another HDD which works great. I was considering using this white label disk for additional storage and when I installed it as a primary slave it was recognized well by XP and I even have access to my old files. What I want to do is reformat it so all the data is gone and I start with an empty drive where I could store all the crap I want. I tried formatting by the windows right click on the guy and hit format, but the following message appears " Windows cannot format this drive. Quit any disk utilities or other programs that are using this drive, and make sure that no window is displaying the contents of this drive. Then try formatting again."

There must be a simpler way to wipe out all this junk I have on this piece of crap drive. Could you as in the past point me to the right direction?

Thanks a lot guy...for your response.

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Re: Windows will not format it/One way
by Steven Haninger / October 17, 2004 9:54 AM PDT

Is to make a bootable diskette and use the fdisk utility to delete partition information. From here, you can use the XP disk management utility to partition and format the drive as you wish.

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(NT) (NT) windows cannot format this drive
by lrazzetti / December 6, 2005 8:07 PM PST
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