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I have windows installed on it, but I want to format it because I installed it on a different HDD. But i cant do a format because it says, windows cannot complete the format. And when I go to the windows file to delete it I get trustedinstaller crap eventhough im admin. Any ideas?
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not understanding, lets see if i got this:

you installed windows on this drive, then installed windows on another drive, and now you want to format or delete windows from the first drive? correct?

if that is correct, then you will need to format it outside of windows, with a third part format, as windows security deal on ntfs, wont allow you, cause they are identical to your currently installed windows, so it sees them as the same, and windows wont let you delete itself without a fight....
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whats a good format software?
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post #4 of 8
Control panel > Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management

Right click the drive select format. If that doesn't work, then use kill disk.
http://www.killdisk.com/
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I've used EASEUS Partition Tool multiple times, and every time it has worked great.
Edited by Ipwnnubletz - 2/25/11 at 10:21pm
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^btw your link doesn't work?

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whats a good format software?
i usually use a linux distro livecd (like ubuntu's) and use gparted which is included.
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post #7 of 8
Here is the correct link for his post.
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thanks guys, +reps
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