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Ok, I had a 160Gig HDD in my modded XBox, but I got tired of that, so I popped it into my computer, but now it takes forever to load windows. At first, it wouldn't even show up as a local drive, but I repaired windows and now it does; however, it shows as having only 7MB of space... which I attribute to the many partitions I have in it.

My question is: how can I clear out all the partitions and reformat the disk? I already ran Windows 98 boot disk, but it didn't see any partitions. Any suggestions? or answers to why my boot takes forever? is it the stuff already in the HDD that's making it cringe?
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if u have a windows xp disk u should reinstall windows cuz u have the option to delete the partitions. otherwise u r going to have to use partition magic to remove the partitions. it pays you to just reinstall the os instead of purchasing partition magic since you might not need it again after this use
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If it's an issue with being in an xbox, check out this thread particularly post 6 and later.
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I suspected I'd have to use the Slayer Autoinstaller... thanks Taeric.
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Yeah in order for you to use your HD in a modded xbox, you have to have the key, or hack the drive into making the XBOX think its locked, its a pain to go back from Xbox to PC, but i t can be done... usually.
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Can't you just unlock it with evox? That's what I did with mine.
    
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Depending on the chip you use, I have an X3 and all you have to do in the X3 LiveConfig is go to Format HDD and bam, nothing on it. Not sure about other chips

Let us know which one you're using, make sure you unlock it first, just in case it remains locked after the formatting....you can also unlock it in LiveConfig as well (if you have an X3)
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