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So i decided to make a raid array on another drive and set my new os up on it... great... everything works great, but im unable to delete my old os off of the other drive so i can use it for storage.... any idea why?


I cant even reformat it with the windows reformatting stuff.

It says i dont have administrative rights to do that or something, i dont even have a password on there? Weird


Any ideas
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post #2 of 11
Is the drive you are trying to remove the OS from not part of your raid array?
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no it is not apart of my raid array... lol.. i know better than that..
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In windows setup when doing a fresh install can you delete the partition of that drive and then create one?
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post #6 of 11
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this is on a separate drive from the current os. im wanting to use it as storage, but im unable to delete the os.....
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post #7 of 11
download a Linux Distro, like Ubuntu, and use Gparted to delete the partition.
post #8 of 11
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why download linux distro again?
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post #9 of 11
On Ubuntu there is a partition manager called GParted.

You can use that program to select the OS you can't delete, and delete it.
post #10 of 11
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I need a free ware formating program... please

thanks
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