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I'm trying to format a 1t hd so I can replace my drive that has bad sectors on it. I think I started wrong as the HD says it has 21.8 mb already used. Enclosed a screen shot of where I think I'm stuck. I started this thread yesterday and got this far. I'm just use to loading windows on a HD so new experience at doing this. http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...-computer.html
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It just wont let me do anything unless I add the 99mb from disk 2. I don't get that.
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I'm not sure why you have that extra partition on disk 2 (e: drive)
but on the disk 0 (unallocated) just right click it and follow the wizard where you give it a drive letter and then check the 'quick format' box and click ok.

You wont get the full 1TB, as windows needs a little space forr whatever reason, but thats normal.
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I'm not sure why you have that extra partition on disk 2 (e: drive)
but on the disk 0 (unallocated) just right click it and follow the wizard where you give it a drive letter and then check the 'quick format' box and click ok.

You wont get the full 1TB, as windows needs a little space forr whatever reason, but thats normal.
E drive is my programs and c is windows. But I didn't put any partitions on the e drive? Right clicking disc 0 asks if I want a spanner or striped volume or a dynamic or GTP disk? Don't see option to drive letter may have done that earlier. But shows up as f in my computer.
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I right clicked up top and says windows can not fromat the system partition on disk.
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F: has all the boot files on it. I believe you can remove the drive letter if you don't like it. Not sure what effect that has...

When you format stuff, you are adding a filing system to the drive. Just picture a big filing cabinet. Those have racks or slots for folders to fit into, right? Well those slots and stuff are taking up physical space in the filing cabinet. Same story for HDDs with their filesystems.
     
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post #7 of 10
The partition you can't remove is the Windows Vista/7 System Partition (usually 100MB). You need this for Windows to boot.

Leave it alone!

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post #8 of 10
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So what happens to disc 2 when I do this? I just don't get it as I don't see any partitions on my e drive. That is the one I'm cloning and moving to the new one. I just want to make sure I dont screw up e drive. I'm seriously thinking about just unpluging my 2 drives and let the windows disc format it.
Sorry I know I'm making this harder than it is just don't want to lose anything on the e drive.
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post #9 of 10
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So I unpluged the HD and it still shows up in my computer and disc manager and I can't delete them. Was goint to try pluging in another port and starting from scratch.
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post #10 of 10
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Ok I used Acronis True Image and cloned the old HD. It formated the HD and everything looks good. I will swap out HD's tomorrow and change the drive letter and see if it worked out like it should. It cloned it as the G drive. But the f drive that disc managnent was trying to make still shows up in my computer and I can't seem to delete it. I only have 2 Hd's and 1 SSD. Any ideals.
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