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I am having a few problems with 2 IDE HDs that I have.

I am trying to setup of my brother's old HD onto my system to use for extra storage, they are both IDE (thinking of going to SATA), and I can't seem to format the second drive. Everytime I try to format it, it locks up my system, slows my system down, or it formats and it says it has 0mb of space on it. Then I disable it and my system runs normally. Anyone know how to fix this?

Thank you in advance.
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Presuming that your OS is XP you could try (BUT BE CAREFULL!!) :
right clicking on "my computer" then "manage"
wait for the window to appear, then from the menu to the left highlight "Disk Management"
you'll see a load of boxes that represent your HD's and their partitions (1 line per HD)
Locate the HD is question's drive letter (Make shure it's the right HD, and not a secondary partition on another HD - your primary HD is called Disk0 on the left), right click in the box and select "Delete Partition"
Right click the box again and select "Format" and follow the steps making a new partition.
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