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post #1 of 10
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Hey guys,

I wiped my secondary drive and while the BIOS does recognize it, Windows XP does not. I want to just use it as storage.

Am I doing something wrong?
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format it as NTFS
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Yep, you gotta format it.
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Originally Posted by Boris4ka View Post
Yep, you gotta format it.
Crap.. how do I format it then?
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Originally Posted by ItsBobtista View Post
Crap.. how do I format it then?
you can pop your windows CD in and just format it from there.

or do this in command prompt

DRIVERLETTER:>FORMAT /fs:ntfs

where driverleter = C: or D:, whatever it is

(im not sure if you need the > in front of format, try it with or without it.
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Right clip my computer.

Then go to manage.

Then you'll see something about disk management.
Click that, let it load, and then you'll see your drive - but you'll notice its not like the others.. it that it has no volume.


Right click, and then format it (you can choose the size ect)

For example, you could split a 500GB drive, into 2 volumes:

Drive E:
And Drive G: ^_^
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grim View Post
Right clip my computer.

Then go to manage.

Then you'll see something about disk management.
Click that, let it load, and then you'll see your drive - but you'll notice its not like the others.. it that it has no volume.


Right click, and then format it (you can choose the size ect)

For example, you could split a 500GB drive, into 2 volumes:

Drive E:
And Drive G: ^_^
ya, or that. forgot about that haha

propably easier than what i suggested
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post #8 of 10
no worries (at least he would have heard of a way to do it if his windows installation wasnt up )
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post #9 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Grim View Post
Right clip my computer.

Then go to manage.

Then you'll see something about disk management.
Click that, let it load, and then you'll see your drive - but you'll notice its not like the others.. it that it has no volume.


Right click, and then format it (you can choose the size ect)

For example, you could split a 500GB drive, into 2 volumes:

Drive E:
And Drive G: ^_^
Woot, it worked! Thanks!!
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post #10 of 10
no problem! ^_^
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