clean sweep hard drive

  armacomroll 14:35 11 Jun 2006

I have added a larger hard drive and installed widows xp on it. It is working fine and I would now like to use my old drive as extra file space. The old drive still contains windows xp on it and I would like to wipe everything off and give it a clean sweep. How do I format it. The old drive is connected at presentand the new one disconnected as I don't want to connect both drives until I know this one is empty.

  Joe R 14:47 11 Jun 2006

click on start, right click on my computer, select manage-disk management, and format from here.

  Joe R 14:55 11 Jun 2006


Sorry didn't read your thread properly, to format your drive, boot from your old disk, and carry on as if you are installing a new o's. When it gets to the part where it shows you the drive to install on, press D, and it will allow you to delete this drive.

Shut down your P.C., and install this old drive as a slave to your new one, and proceed as with the posting above to format.

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